Although we all knew this was inevitable the announcement today, by the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, of his intention to close the domestic and non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes will still come as a shock and a big blow to the Renewable Energy sector. Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Commenting on his [...]
A quick Animation showing the new home designed by Belfast based C60 Architects and Town Planners. It has recently been submitted for planning approval in Belfast.
The Passive House Institute has announcd the launch of its two new certification categories, Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium, which recognise on-site renewable energy generation. Renewable energy is the ideal complement to the efficiency of the passive house standard. In order to provide reliable guidance for this combination, the Passive House Institute introduces [...]
On 3 March 2015, the leading building science centre BRE introduced a voluntary, national Home Quality Mark for new housing that will transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent. The consumer focused standard will enable house builders and developers to differentiate their homes in the marketplace and independently demonstrate performance and [...]
Ho Ho Ho!! Its that special time of year when you can let that special architect in your life feel appreciated....or at least buy him the correct type of pencil. Architects are a difficult bunch to shop for. If you are like most people, you know that shopping for an architect isn’t any fun because we [...]
"It is essential you see through the Greenwash" Eco-Architecture is difficult enough without manufacturers muddying the waters with unsubstantiated claims and false promises. When designing and specifying a building it is essential that you can see through the ‘greenwash’ of terms and graphics used to obfuscate, confuse and in many cases deliberately mislead. Often the [...]