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Self Build, Zero Carbon and Low Energy Homes – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post Self Build, Zero Carbon and Low Energy Homes - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen I have recently been looking at the One Planet Development (OPD) scheme. This is a Welsh Assembly initiative that encourages and allows people to build a house on agricultural land. Of course, the scheme is surrounded by a plethora of restrictions, ...
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What is the point of a sustainable home? – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post What is the point of a sustainable home? - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen Look up the definition of sustainable and you will find “able to continue over a long period of time”. Another definition will add that it will do little or no harm to the environment. That, in terms of building a house, ...
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What is the point of building a Passivhaus? – Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen

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Share this Post What is the point of all this? - Guest blog by an eco-expert Tim Pullen It almost goes without saying that we are all fans of energy efficiency, be it Passivhaus, fabric first, renewable energy or simply more insulation. But it does raise the question why? The answer might seem obvious, in that we all want to ...
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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 2

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 2 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become more ...
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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 1

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 1 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become ...
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Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home

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Share this Post Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home. Guest blog by Ben Adam-Smith Nearly five years ago I started researching how I might build a house. The exciting part of a self build is that you have a blank canvas and can go off in many directions. It goes without saying that this can quickly become ...