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The Housing Standards Review, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing to reduce the number of locally driven building requirements » Read More
An article for the AECB by Sally Godber Low carbon new buildings are often designed to have minimal heat loss, but real performance is frequently » Read More
If you believe some of the things you hear about Passivhaus, you might think each one was a suffocating prison of stale, unhealthy air, sealed » Read More
Heat pumps have for a long time been presented as a’green’ and ‘cost effective’ heating technology, but there seem to be at least as many » Read More
Following on from the AECB’s recent key role in strategically and technically supporting the TSBs Retrofit for the Future competition (and the building of the » Read More
This presentation will be a chronological account of important developments in superinsulation techniques from 1972 to 1986.
I’ve been working with Passivhaus for a year now, having previously worked with the UK approach of SAP and Building Regulations. The technical differences are » Read More
Low energy should equal low carbon, yes, but enhanced comfort levels are what John Williamson of AECB member company, JPW, believes will be a very » Read More
The aim of this project by AECB member company, JPW construction was to achieve an autonomous carbon neutral home without comfort loss for the homeowner. » Read More
Lack of data makes it hard to be sure whether this technology really performs effectively, efficiently and economically in UK conditions, warns Professor David Strong.