Top Posts of 2016
As Tracing Green reaches it’s 2nd birthday, we bring you the Top 5 posts of 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, we’re celebrating Tracing Green’s 2nd birthday. This year we’ve brought you another 20 articles covering green building, low-impact living, sustainable technologies and news, reviews and comment. We’re delighted to see continued growth in our followers on Twitter, Facebook and with our mailing list. If you’re not receiving our monthly newsletters then you can subscribe here. We have big plans for 2017, including a series of articles on Retrofit. As we go to press, we have fingers crossed to see if we’ve been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards, and thanks if you supported us in the public vote. In the mean time, enjoy this recap of the most popular articles from 2016.
5. Can the Tesla Powerwall Revolutionise Renewables?
I visit the region’s first Tesla Powerwall installation to see how this new battery technology is revolutionising renewables. Read more.
4. Cohousing Durham
Cohousing allows communities to meet the challenges of modern day life in a sustainable way. Read more.
3. Transform your commute with an e-bike
Can electric bikes make sustainable commuting more attractive? After a week’s trial of an e-bike I’ve found that cycling to work can be both easy and enjoyable. Read more.
2. Energy-Efficient Living at Hexham Gate
A new collection of low-energy homes in Hexham is raising the ‘energy-efficiency’ bar for developer housing in the region. Read more.
1. REfUSE pop-up cafe tackles food waste
REfUSE, a pop-up cafe in Durham, rescues surplus food and serves up delicious meals to the public rather than see it go to waste. Read more.
- Community Scale Retrofit in County Durham - 28 August 2017
- A Wilder Place - 18 July 2017
- Minimalism and Peak Stuff - 30 June 2017
- Climate Action North East - 19 June 2017
- Enviroclothes reduces the environmental impact of clothing by collecting it for reuse - 26 April 2017
- Tales from the Joist End - 12 April 2017
- Has the ‘Biomass Fix’ gone up in flames? - 28 February 2017
- 5 Barriers to Retrofit - 15 February 2017
- Carbon Negative Farm Steading - 29 January 2017
- The Air We Breathe - 15 January 2017