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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

More than 100 sustainable homes are set to be built on a former industrial works site in Sheffield, according to sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk. The £13 million project, based in the Kelham Island area, involves the construction of 107 eco-friendly buildings at the Green Lane Works site. New homes to incorporate a number of sustainable measures The homes […]

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[15 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

A significant investment from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is allowing the creation of high quality environmentally sustainable homes along with new jobs in East Hampshire, reports build.co.uk. The Agency has purchased the Quebec Barracks site in Whitehill & Bordon, East Hampshire, from the Ministry of Defence and is set to build 100 ‘much-needed’ […]

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[10 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Ex-Manchester United footballer and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has hired German outfit Architekturburo Lowe to produce cheaper, alternative designs for an eco-home, reports architectsjournal.co.uk. Image source Despite getting the thumbs up for a four-bedroom subterranean home by Make, which was meant to epitomise the term ‘sustainable construction’, Neville has turned to the new […]

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[1 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Details of the government’s Green Deal have emerged, containing plans to help homeowners with the cost of insulating their home, dailymail.co.uk reports. With plans afoot to make homes more energy efficient, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has outlined his Green Deal, including a scheme where homeowners can claim up to £150 to help with the cost […]

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011. Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes. Image source Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes The King’s Heath project comprises […]

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011. Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes. Image source Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes The King’s Heath project comprises […]

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

The United Welsh Housing Association has unveiled a zero carbon prototype in what could be the future of social housing. The three bedroom property showcases the PassivHaus concept: a sustainable and efficient building that could save as much as 90 per cent in energy costs compared to conventional house builds, according to passivhaus.org.uk. Image source […]

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Bristol City Council is set to spend nearly £10 million upgrading some of the local authority houses in the area. The council is spending the money upgrading houses in the area to comply with the Decent Homes Standard, a directive launched in 2000 that required 95 per cent of all council houses to be warm, […]

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

We are living in a time when being eco friendly is not an option anymore, but an attitude and a behaviour that one must have. Caring about the environment is nowadays a must if we care about our destiny not just as individual human beings, but as a society and a civilization as well. Now […]

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[6 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

Colorcoat Urban™ , a new roofing product designed for the sustainable urban building, has just been launched. This high performing roof product has strong sustainable credentials; a range of tonal colours suited for the urban fabric; and, a choice of profiles enabling greater design freedom. Colorcoat Urban™ is equally at home covering town houses to […]