Ideas for energy-efficient building

There are lots of good ideas emerging about how to build with better energy use in mind…

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One of the oldest good ideas has its home in the West Country:

Building Cob Houses > talk in Lyme Regis

And it really is gaining in popularity:

Cob Houses: A Simple Guide To Building A Cob House

Structural Considerations for Cob Buildings

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The RIBA has some more ideas:

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Design essentials for an energy-efficient building

There are straightforward measures that architects can implement in their designs in order to reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Will South, a Passive House designer and a Director at Etude, recently outlined Five ways housing design can help the climate emergency. Here, South goes into detail about taking the next steps: putting such measures into practice…

Design essentials for an energy-efficient building

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Meanwhile, there are some very clever technologies being developed for much more efficient domestic power systems:

Innovative Heat Exchanger Technology Enhances Proven Designs

New approach could make HVAC heat exchangers five times more efficient

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With more from the VGS site:

Self-build housing for Sidmouth

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The energy-saving, social housing revolution > Passivhaus for the mass market

Exeter affordable Passivhaus homes win award

The UK’s first passivhaus Leisure Centre and Bus Station comes to Exeter

   
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