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Low Carbon Community

Why communal living is the 21st century answer to low carbon life

Zoe Foster

30th March, 2012

When Zoe Foster went with her family to live in a intentional cohousing community she didn't know what to expect. Five months in and she has discovered that it's not about what you give up, but what you give that is so enriching more...
green roof

Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening

Ben Martin

28th February, 2012

Run out of space in your garden? Look to higher ground and you’ll find an eco-friendly solution more...
eco house

Retrofit revisited: one year on

Sue Wheat

22nd August, 2011

The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Green energy bill will let consumers gamble on future savings

Tim Webb, guardian industrial editor

11th November, 2010

The Green Deal bill, due to be announced in the next two months, will allow consumers to shift the upfront costs of energy efficiency measures, such as loft insulation, to suppliers more...

PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
New York

Greening the Big Apple: how building got sustainable in the Bronx

Gwen Schantz

24th September, 2010

Things are looking up in one of New York's least affluent boroughs, with the construction of the latest cutting-edge green development designed for low-income families more...
Sue Wheat's floor

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part three - floors

Sue Wheat

1st July, 2010

Insulating the floor can be fiddly, messy and costly. Luckily, there are simple, cheap options too as Sue discovers more...
Light bulb

How to green your flat on the cheap

George Wigmore

17th June, 2010

Small, inexpensive changes can add up to big savings when it comes to greening a rental property more...
Sue Wheat's street

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part two - insulation

Sue Wheat

3rd June, 2010

Sue has a brief love affair with solar panels, but realises that if she shies away from the thorny issue of solid wall insulation, she's throwing good money after bad more...

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part one

Sue Wheat

29th April, 2010

One family's journey to turn a draughty, turn-of-the-century terrace into a snug paragon of eco efficiency more...
Green your home

Ecologist guide to greening your home

Laura Sevier

2nd March, 2010

Greening your home can save you energy and money as well as making it healthier and lowering its carbon footprint more...

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Thermafleece

Wrap up your home

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2010

Insulating your home will save energy and money. This simple guide will show you where to start and what material to use

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Balehaus at Bath University

Using compressed straw as the ultimate eco building material

Eifion Rees

20th November, 2009

A new project at Bath University shows that building with straw is not just eco-friendly, but cheap, easily adaptable and fully recyclable at the end of its life more...
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Green Construction or Pyramids of Waste

news

28th February, 2007

36 of the UK's leading construction companies, including British Land, Land Lease, HBOS and Barratt Homes, have launched a UK Green Building Council that will aim for "zero carbon, zero water and zero waste", according to its chairman Peter Rogers.
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A house in sheep's clothing

Ecologist

1st September, 2005

A Cumbrian company’s wool insulation can help you cut your fuel bills, reduce your
contribution to climate change and help struggling hill farmers, too
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