Posts by WhatGreenHome

Apr 01
Green Building Materials

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There are so many criteria to consider when attempting to select a material for a sustainable build. Is the material manufactured in a clean and efficient manner, how far and how energy efficient is the transportation of the raw materials and finished product, is the material mined or collected in a sustainable and non-polluting way and how […]

Oct 29
How To Brighten Up Your Home Before Christmas Day

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Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most creative times of the year, and whilst it is traditional to decorate the inside of your house, it is also the perfect time to turn your attention to the outside areas of your home. With advances in LED lighting and solar powered decorations, there are now more options […]

Brighton’s iconic “building of the future” is turning to people power to give it a new lease of life

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The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £20,000 for the vital upgrade of the building’s renewable energy and water systems. The campaign can be found here: www.lowcarbon.co.uk/earthship-brighton The Save Earthship Brighton crowdfunding campaign has so far passed the £3,000 mark. The money raised will allow the installation of a new ultraviolet, chemical-free filtration system to purify […]

Apr 02
Going Green is Getting Easier

Posted by in Energy Efficiency, Experts, Government, Grants, Incentives & Schemes, Microgeneration | Tagged , , , |

In the last decade numerous programs have been rolled out to make green home ownership a reality instead of a pipe dream. The debate of over need and viability has been finished for years and real steps have been taken to transition from concepts and ideals to plans and implementation. Now instead of “artist’s concept” […]

Fix up your garden – the green way

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You’ve got mega plans for your garden. Water features, lavish lawns, major renovations and remarkable reworkings – but can you make your improvements a green dream? Indeed, keeping your carbon footprint low while renovating your home can be a major struggle. But it can, and must, be done. Global warming, if eco-warriors like Naomi Klein […]

Mar 21
Save Water Save Money for National Water Saving Week (22-29 March)

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Water efficiency experts, Save Water Save Money, are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative tree planting scheme to help raise awareness of National Water Saving Week which takes place on 22 – 29 March 2015. Save Water Save Money has teamed up with WeForest, a charity which has planted nearly 6 million trees […]

Jan 14
Make it Cheaper and Eco-Nomics announce Energy Partnership

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Make it Cheaper one of the UK’s most successful SME energy brokers and Eco-Nomics, a leading UK energy efficiency consultancy, have today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to offer a complete energy service to Britain’s businesses. While wholesale energy prices have recently fallen, business energy costs have continued to rise – and these increases […]

Sep 15
Sustainable construction: an opportunity for youth?

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Green Homes are just one aspect of sustainable construction, which looks to reduce the impact of buildings for the full cycle of their lives. When it comes to buildings that people live in, there are usually a few extra considerations that come into play. However, the aim of sustainable construction remains the same across the […]

Jul 09
Solar House wins top regional building award

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An innovative eco-house built by Caplin Homes has won the top accolade at the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards. The Solar House in Leicestershire saw off strong competition from buildings across the region to be named Best Individual New Home, before securing the evening’s overall prize, the Chairman’s Award. Chosen from the winners of […]

Jul 01
Retrofitting Your Home Green

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Just because you are looking at a vintage home rather than a brand new home built with the latest sustainable building technologies and green additions does not mean you cannot have a home that showcases the latest energy efficiencies and green designs. In fact, since it is not practical to think that the entire architectural […]

May 21
Get Living London celebrates first anniversary by winning a RESI Award

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The residential owner and management company behind East Village, Get Living London has been named the Property Newcomer of the Year at last night’s RESI awards. Established in May 2013, Get Living London launched with an aim to make renting in London a better experience and to meet the city’s growing demand for high quality […]

Apr 08
APC Solutions adopts eco fleet strategy

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APC Solutions, provider of high performance wireless communications solutions, has extended its environmentally friendly ethos to its vehicle fleet. Chris Lynch, Managing Director of APC Solutions explains ‘Our wireless solutions are more environmentally friendly than the traditional leased line options and we wanted to extend our eco-friendly values across the organisation. The Renault Zoe ticked […]

Apr 07
IET project to inform UK’s future electricity networks enters next phase

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has received funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) ‘the UK’s innovation agency’ for the second phase of its Power Networks Joint Vision (PNJV) project. The PNJV is calling for a ‘whole system’ approach to adapting Great Britain’s power grid for decarbonisation, with a ‘systems architect’ at the […]

Apr 01
PassivSystems: Intention to float on AIM

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PassivSystems, a provider of intelligent connected energy services for residential homes and for optimising solar PV assets, today announces its intention to seek admission of the shares of a newly formed holding company, to be named PassivSystems Group PLC, to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. Dealings are expected to commence […]

Krannich Solar UK awarded ‘Top PV Supplier’ status for the second year running

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Krannich Solar UK has once again been awarded a premium seal by independent institute EuPD Research in recognition of their high level of customer satisfaction in the distribution of solar PV components. In an industry survey, carried out by independent institute EuPD Research, installers gave Krannich Solar UK top marks for customer loyalty, satisfaction and […]

Mar 26
Low Carbon project celebrated at Westminster

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Employers investing in skills and training within the low carbon market were last night celebrated at a reception in Parliament. The Green Skills Alliance (GSA), made up of Asset Skills, ConstructionSkills and SummitSkills, held the event to mark the culmination of a two year programme to develop infrastructure to support employers involved in the energy […]

Mar 25
REACT Energy makes significant progress at interim results

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REACT Energy plc (AIM:REAC), the energy infrastructure developer and operator which focuses on the production of clean energy in the UK and Ireland, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2013. Operational Highlights Significant progress made in bringing the 12MW Enfield Biomass CHP project towards financial close and commencement of […]

Green Deal ‘doomed to failure’ because of cost and regulation

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The Government’s flagship Green Deal scheme is “doomed to failure”, according to a leading energy sector entrepreneur. Adam Mitchell, founder of national installer network Futureproof, says regulation, cost of finance plans and the lack of energy savings for homeowners meant that uptake was likely to remain poor. Mitchell’s comments follow the publication of the latest Government […]

Mar 24
Scottish laird takes delivery of Ecoease secondary glazing panels

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Simon, owner of the the A-Listed Craufurdland Castle based near Kilmarnock in Ayreshire, took delivery of a number of Ecoease secondary glazing panels in late 2013 and they are already proving their worth and paying their way. It’s no easy task draught proofing an 800 year old Scottish castle but incumbent Laird Simon Craufurd believes […]

Guidance: The Green Deal for social housing providers

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Social housing providers can participate in the Green Deal and help to improve housing stock for their tenants. The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements, like insulation, to your social housing stock, keeping homes comfortable for your tenants. This scheme lets tenants pay for some or all of the improvements over time through their electricity bill. […]