Tag: Energy Efficiency

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The outlook for Passivhaus

Passivhaus is an energy-efficient building standard that has been around for over 25 years and is becoming increasingly popular in our sustainable era. Passivhaus buildings don’t require any form of heating other than supply-air heating via their ventilation systems, and are built to the exacting standards developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Passivhaus buildings use very little energy for heating or cooling, yet provide high...

Eco Friendly, efficiency, Energy Efficiency, heat recovery, insulation, Passivhaus

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What is next for Solar PV? Has the sun set on BIPV?

Photovoltaic systems, also known as solar power or PV systems, have been gaining popularity for years. These specialised power systems are designed to integrate into building envelopes in place of more conventional forms of building materials, and provide or a viable alternative source of energy. Solar energy is renewable, efficient, and eco-friendly. It’s a great addition to skylights, roofs, and facades as a means of ensuring a building...

Energy Efficiency, photovoltaic, Sustainability

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What is next for energy efficiency in the UK?

Well-meaning government schemes like the “Green Deal” have attempted to change this, but have led nowhere. Millions of homes are difficult to cold-proof in a cheap and effective way, and hundreds of thousands of Brits now live in fuel poverty. It’s clear that the government needs to take substantive action. In this article, we will take a look at what the problems are and how they can begin to be solved. The problems we face Back in the 1970’s,...

Eco Friendly, Energy Efficiency

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