Tagged: Energy Efficiency

Tales from the Joist End

Retrofit projects require careful detailing to secure the necessary energy efficiency improvements without compromising the building fabric. In the second of our articles on retrofit, we’re going to take a...

5 Barriers to Retrofit

In the first of a new series on Retrofit, we look at the main barriers to making serious energy efficiency improvements to our existing housing stock. The collapse of coal and...

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. The terms eco-friendly, sustainable and low-energy are common in the language...

The Green Electricity Conundrum

What exactly is ‘green electricity’ and is it a low carbon energy source? When I bought my house 10 years ago, it came with an electric central heating system. It...

Carbon Reduction at intu Metrocentre

As intu Metrocentre approaches its 30th birthday, I meet the centre’s management to discuss their ambitious carbon reduction programme and more … In 1986, the Metrocentre rose from the ashes...

Bucking the Trend

We reveal the mysteries of how to design and build better homes. The Racecourse Estate in Houghton le Spring is an anomaly. It is to say the least a very...

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