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Adam Vaughan

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Adam Vaughan is an architect with a passion for low-energy environment-friendly buildings. His interest in green architecture was sparked whilst studying at Sheffield University in the early 1990’s, a time when Brenda and Robert Vale were building super-insulated houses in the city. After working in Paris and Dublin, Adam returned to his native Newcastle in 2005 to join JDDK Architects, a practice with a reputation for environmentally low-impact design, where he is now a Director.

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Mark Siddall

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Passionate about enabling people to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives, Mark Siddall created LEAP in order to design homes and workplaces where people can thrive. As an architect, Mark specialises in helping his clients create characterful, modern buildings and low impact communities that have a rich sense of place. Being one of the UK’s leading experts in quality assured, warm, healthy, sustainable, low energy design many of Mark’s current projects satisfy the internationally renowned Passivhaus Standard. Following the success of the UK Passivhaus Award winning Steel Farm, he prepared a documentary revealing how to design and construct homes to the Passivhaus Standard …without breaking the bank. To get instant access to the in-depth 3-part video series go to www.PassivhausSecrets.co.uk  To get instant access to FREE ‘how to guides’ and informative videos about building and renovating in the North of England go to www.MarkSiddall.co.uk

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