Oct 28
Planet Positive Building Certification

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At the end of November 2011 Planet Positive launched a new certification for buildings, a new programme to help achieve carbon reductions, fund local and global sustainability projects and align with future regulation such as Allowable Solutions/Zero Carbon Buildings. Following our 4 step process, developers and building constructors can now take steps to verify their […]

Oct 25
Airbus lands a BREEAM Excellent

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With a total volume of more than a million cubic metres, Airbus UK’s impressive new North Factory at Broughton in Wales is one of the largest ever buildings to have achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating. John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainability, presented Airbus with the BREEAM Excellent certificate during a ceremony at the […]

Oct 19
AlmaVerde Village & Spa wins Gold award for Best Eco Development in 2012

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AlmaVerde Village & Spa received the highest Gold award for Best Eco Development in the 2012 OPP Awards for Excellence. This is the third successive year in which AlmaVerde Village & Spa has won this prestigious award. The awards were presented on 10th October at a Gala Dinner in the City of London on the […]

Oct 15
Passivhaus retrofit project for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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A pioneering low energy retrofit of a derelict farm building at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield has just commenced work on site. The design & build project, led by Passivhaus firm Green Building Store, will transform the barn into an all-purpose, flexible educational centre and space. A super-insulated timber frame structure will be built into the […]