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Archive for April, 2009

Green External Wall Insulation ?

Icon Written by admin on April 20, 2009 – 3:12 pm

NBT – Natural Building Technologies – EWI This system is based on Wood Fibre insulation and hence contributes to reducing the CO2 compared to materials such as expanded polystyrene (EPS) that has embodied energy. According to Bath University’s Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) high impact polystyrene has embodied carbon of 2.8kg CO2 /kg which […]



Insulation Options

Icon Written by admin on April 13, 2009 – 5:12 pm

This post will be used to track my investigations into the different type of insulation methods, material and services. Materials Company Proposal Status Next Step Natural Building Technologies Paventro Internal Insulation Claim building would only need 80% of original reqs. Need to understand pros & cons. Calculation required. Installation Companies Company Proposal Status Next Step […]



T-Zero – Ways to reduce the environmental impact from existing housing

Icon Written by admin on April 12, 2009 – 3:58 pm

Introduction T-Zero is a web based tool that enables the user to provide details about their property, and an amount of money that the user wishes to invest in improving the carbon footprint, energy usage (i.e. reducing it), payback period, bill savings etc It is quite comprehensive, but doesn’t include some options. Below is the […]



Oxford Inspiration

Icon Written by admin on April 4, 2009 – 5:44 pm

As with any new or unknown approach, people think you are mad or from another planet. My wife was one of those people who has been very tolerant but still thinks I am mad for attempting to achieve a low energy / zero carbon house. Until, that is, we went to an open day in […]