Tagged: Photovoltaics

A Postcard from Barbados

Notes from the tropical island paradise of Barbados: architecture, environment and progress towards sustainability. Regular readers will have noticed that a month has passed since my last post. I’ve been...

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...

Low Carbon Living in Mickley

A new family house near Stocksfield demonstrates that low carbon living can be both stylish and affordable. A couple of weeks ago, I called in to meet Liam Newton and...

A New Lease of Life for the Hebburn Eco Centre

Almost 20 years since the Eco Centre opened, Groundwork have refurbished their innovative headquarters in Hebburn, reaffirming its green credentials and their commitment to minimising their impact on the environment....

Spacehus: Zero Carbon Homes in Blyth

Spacehus delivers a pilot project of four zero carbon homes in Blyth offering tenants a life without energy bills. February saw the unveiling of four new low-energy homes in Northumberland,...

Eco Self-Build in Upper Weardale

Phil and Joy Newbold have built themselves a compact low-energy home in Upper Weardale which achieves near-Passivhaus standards whilst nestling sympathetically into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “You will...

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