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    Geoff Stow
    Member

    Hi. Chatting to several people one comment is that while the Passive House+ looks very good and is well produced it does have too much emphasis on articles featuring the energy use of one off houses and in the end these get a bit tiresome. It would be good to have more technical articles on materials, health, air quality and other environmental building issues.
    Looking forward to seeing how the webinar works.

    #46995
    David Olivier
    Participant

    Dear Geoff

    I very much agree with this. I find it a bit frustrating that issues which used to be discussed in its pages now never feature. Instead one may see a series of modernist buildings in suburban and semi-rural Ireland.

    It’s a bit like featuring more thermally-efficient versions of the projects in Self Build and Design. These too are the type of housing that is only affordable to a relatively select group of the UK population.

    I was about to suggest to Andy and Sally that people who find the magazine a bit tedious should be allowed to volunteer for a slightly reduced membership charge in exchange for receiving PH+ online-only. That potentially benefits the AECB because the marginal printing and postage costs of a mag. are significant. It reduces paper usage too. I don’t know if anyone else thinks likewise.

    BTW, the forum is less easy to use than it was and also appears to have far fewer regular users, incl me. I realise that this may be because of security precautions.

    Cheers

    David.

    #47027
    Dan Gravell
    Participant

    I have to say I’ve been very impressed with PH+.

    I personally would appreciate a little more technical detail, specifically on retrofits, but the problem is always going to be that different readers have different interests. Some people will like the architecture bling and I think it’s important some of it, at least, is retained.

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