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ZERO CARBON HOMES – CHANGES TO THE LONDON PLAN REQUIREMENTS Graham Suttill, Sustainable Buildings Assessor, Darren Evans Assessments

As of October 1 2016, the London Plan requirements for energy statements are changing. All major developments will be required to be ‘zero carbon’ however if this cannot be achieved then a cash in lieu contribution will be sought. 520 more words

Our Summer Rammed Earth Experiments 1/3: The Golden Spiral for Forbes Garden

Introduction

Dirt—as in clay, gravel, sand, silt, soil, loam, mud—is everywhere. The ground we walk on and grow crops in also happens to be one of the most widely used construction material worldwide.  717 more words

Ideas

June: Carbon in the Garden

Do we get credit for carbon sequestering in our garden? That was our big question for June. We have a large inner city yard with a small house, a big garage, and lots of extra city land under our care because we’re on a corner. 726 more words

Carbon Footprint

Building your Sustainable Library

You wait a while for a good book and then two come along at once.

I attended the UK launch of two different books relevant to you this week, the first was ‘Sustainable Cities – Assessing the Performance and Practice of Urban Envrionments’ edited by Pierre Laconte and Chris Glossop and published by I.B.Tauris ISBN 978-1-78453-232-1. 641 more words

Sustainability

May: Light Switches

May was all about lights. First we did our research. Tomsguide has more than we ever wanted to know about light bulbs (pricing is US). 326 more words

Carbon Footprint