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Archive for May, 2009

Food Supply Future Issues – BBC Radio 4 Leading Edge

Icon Written by admin on May 22, 2009 – 6:42 am

Geoff Watts is joined by the government’s chief scientific advisor, Prof John Beddington, who is worried that rising demand for food, water and energy will produce a future crisis. Link to BBC website. Or you may need to search the site for the program broadcasted on 21st May 2009.



The Critical Issue with ECO Renovation

Icon Written by admin on May 20, 2009 – 12:33 pm

Sorry, but nothing exciting has happened on our house – we have not installed or done any work yet and for very good reason.  If we are going to be lifting floors, tearing down ceilings, removing roofs etc, we want to make sure we get this right, ensure it is sustainable, only do this once […]



Tender Document Giving Project Scope

Icon Written by admin on May 20, 2009 – 12:09 pm

The attached tender document gives the scope of the project :- tender-doc A Feasibility study and video of the proposed changes can be found here.



Feasibility Study

Icon Written by admin on May 20, 2009 – 12:04 pm

Investigations have been done on various materials for external insulation which have been included into this document. See also the tender document with provides the objectives and requirements. Feasibility Study 22nd May A YouTube video provides a tour of the house picking out some of the proposed changes / requirements.



More Info on Energy

Icon Written by admin on May 7, 2009 – 1:56 pm

The Home Power Magazine has interesting article of PV, Solar etc – worth a look.



Who else has done an ECO Retrofit ?

Icon Written by admin on May 7, 2009 – 7:00 am

The first step is to find out who else has done an ECO Retro fit. I will add further links to this post, but below is what has been passed to me. Sustainable Energy Academy – has a list of examples of various conversions. Overhaul of Victorian House in London Parity Projects The Yellow House