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Seeing is Believing By Andrew Warren

The Importance of Open Homes to Promote Energy Efficiency

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Why Should Architects Adopt Passivhaus? By Tara Gbolade

Soapbox Article to discuss the Benefits of Passivhaus

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Carrots, Sticks and Tambourines; A Donkey Serenade by Andrew Warren

On average, we are all 18% wealthier in real terms than we were at the start of the century.  On average, we are achieving this » Read More

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Does Passivhaus Pay? By David Olivier

In March 1983, I stayed in a ‘superinsulated retrofit’ in Boston, USA. The three-storey row house with basement was of timber-frame construction [1]. In 1985, » Read More

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Decline and Fall by Andrew Warren

Job losses in the insulation and related industries continue to mount. Because of the disparate nature of these industries, and in particular its delivery agents, » Read More

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We Don’t, and Can’t, Know How Much it Will Cost to Tackle Climate Change

Article by David Roberts taken from Grist (http://grist.org/) How much will it cost humanity to avoid dangerous climate change? Debates over this contentious topic inevitably » Read More

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Energy Efficiency as a Resource – Article by Dr Steven Fawkes

Article taken from his blog ‘Only Eleven Percent’ At the recent EU Sustainable Energy Week, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said “we should treat energy efficiency as » Read More

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Don’t Let Davey’s Work be in Vain – Article by Andrew Warren

This column appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry. Andrew Warren examines how one of the proudest new initiatives of » Read More

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Don’t Let Them Put Our Enviornmental Standards on the Red Tape Bonfire!

The Department of Communities and Local Government has published proposals to slash the options for housing construction standards to be set above and beyond the » Read More

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We must change our disgraceful approach to build quality – or wave goodbye to energy savings

Three years of experience with thermographic imaging and airtesting on all kinds of buildings have led AECB member Paul Buckingham to the depressing conclusion that » Read More

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