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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 7 – September 2015

Welcome to AECB Water Blog 7.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. Hot water and Passivhaus Part 2 In my last water blog I wrote a short piece about the fact that an adolescent can require 2,989 kWh of energy a year to heat their shower, which is more than the space heating requirement of a 100m2 house retrofitted to the EnerPHit standard. I finished » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on September 2nd, 2015

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 6 – June 2015

Welcome to AECB Water Blog 6.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. Some important numbers 25kWh/m2, 40kWh/m2, 2,989kWh. Everyone reading this blog will probably recognise the first two, which are maximum space heating requirements for EnerPHit and AECB Silver Standard respectively. But the third figure? Well that is the amount of kWh required a year for the hot water of many an adolescent showerer. (30 » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on June 1st, 2015

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 5 – January 2015

Welcome to AECB Water Blog 5.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. Greywater heat recovery v solar thermal If you are inputting data into SAP you get more CO2 reductions from installing a greywater heat recovery system than a solar thermal system with 2m2 of flat plate collector. Leaving aside the fact that a 2m2 solar panel would be a particularly bad design decision – » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on January 7th, 2015

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 4 – November 2014

Welcome to AECB Water Blog 4. We hope you enjoy it.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. Social norms and the dreaded ledge toilet Google ‘social norms and toilet use’ and virtually all the links are about sanitation in developing countries. Many refer to normalising the use of inside toilets as opposed to open defecation. Others are about the misuse of compost toilets, when users » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on October 31st, 2014

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 3 – September 2014

Whether you enjoyed previous blogs and have returned for more, or are a completely new reader, welcome to AECB Water Blog 3. We hope you enjoy it.  If there is something water related that you think needs to be investigated further or explained in clearer detail, or even just bought to other people’s attention, please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk and I will do my best to cover it. A tale of two toilets “It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done” came to mind recently as I peered with great intent at the rear » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on August 28th, 2014

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog No. 2 – July 2014

The AECB water blog is posted every other month. Whether you enjoyed Blog Number 1 and have returned for more, or are a completely new reader, just dive right in (ha ha) and enjoy it.   1.              Efficient use of solar thermally heated water There is still a lot of confusion amongst the general public as to how to use a solar thermal system. Therefore, whether you are specifying solar thermal for a private client, or making the decision to install it into a large number of Housing Association homes, I think it is » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on July 31st, 2014

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Welcome to the AECB Water Blog!

            This is a new blog that will be coming out every two months. It will evolve as time passes so if you don’t cope with change well probably best not to start reading it… My current plan is that it will be a technical blog with three or four water related topics each time. Hopefully you will enjoy reading it as much as I will enjoy writing it. And if you do think of anything in particular that you’d like me to blog about then please email me at cath.hassell@ech2o.co.uk We need to talk » Read More

Posted in AECB Latest News, AECB Water Blog on June 1st, 2014

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