Feb 05
Property developer Citu backs ‘Cold Homes Week’

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We need to address the root causes of the problem: our over-dependence on energy for our badly insulated homes. Chris Thompson, a director at the Yorkshire-based property developer Citu, says that the energy price debate has become too fixated on the price of our energy bills at the expense of addressing the root of the […]

Jan 30
Work starts on UK’s biggest Passive House development

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Work has begun to build the UK’s largest development of energy efficient and virtually air tight homes in the UK, which will help home-owners, reduce their energy bills and cut carbon emissions by up to 90%. Little Kelham, at Kelham Island in the heart of Sheffield will offer 107 Passive Houses built by award winning […]

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 […]