Tagged: Solar Thermal

Carbon Negative Farm Steading

This carbon negative conversion of a farm steading in Northumberland blends into a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. One building stood out for me at last year’s RIBA awards ceremony....

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...

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....

Rivergreen Revisited

Nearly 10 years since completion, I visited the Rivergreen Centre in Durham to see how it’s performing. When I returned to the North East in 2005, I didn’t know many...

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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