Green Building Press

::via Green Building Press The EA (Environment Agency) have published a guide for developers (pdf, 90 pages): ‘practical advice on making developments better for people and the environment… how you can save time and money by contacting us from the very start of your project.’ The EA guide concentrates on issues outside the building – […]


PassivHaus in UK

by mel starrs on June 5, 2006

in Passivhaus

GBP report on the launch of a new website for PassivHaus in the UK. Features which make a house a PassivHaus include: Super-insulation: opaque fabric U-values must be less than 0.15 W/m2K, with U-values for windows and doors generally needing to be less than 0.8 W/m2K (for both the frame and glazing). Thermal bridges are […]


The disastrous implementation of Part L continues with solar panels the latest technology to fall foul: Johnston (Managing Director of Chester based company Solartwin) says ODPM red tape makes it impossible for 82% of Britain’s solar water heating panels to be installed legally, unless they are installed in a place where they will not heat […]