Category Archives: Architecture

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2 Key information Funding area: UK wide Status: Open for applications Next Application Deadline: 30/06/2009 Full scheme details Start date: 10/03/2008 Outline: Charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants through the … Continue reading

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Eco-houses for Peterborough

A scheme to build almost 350 high quality environmentally friendly homes has been unveiled in Peterborough. Organisers said 35% of the houses will be affordable and there will also be open spaces and areas for retail and community use. The … Continue reading

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Update: Design for Manufacture – the £60,000 home.

In 2006 the UK government launched a competition for developers to come forward with a realistic plan to built cheap eco-homes. A percentage would have to be affordable to first time buyers and some would be available for social housing. … Continue reading

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Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

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Curitiba, a well designed ‘green’ city.

The city of Curitiba provides the world with a model in how to integrate sustainable transport considerations into business development, road infrastructure development, and local community development. With about 1.8 million residents, Curitiba occupies rolling terrain in the southern Brazilian … Continue reading

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Grass roofs, an age old tradition sees a revival.

Not all environment solutions involve modern technology or new ideas. Grass roofs on houses in Norway are one such case. Translated literally, torvtak is “turf roof.” For hundreds of years turf roofs have been popular in Norway. No two turf … Continue reading

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No UK planning permission needed for solar from today.

From today, April 6th, all homeowners will be able to install microgeneration equipment, like solar panels, without needing to get planning permission, as long as there is clearly no impact on others. Many householders want to install microgeneration technology, but … Continue reading

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