Justin's hardworking bees arrived at their new home on one of the green roofs at Poets Road a month ago and today Ian Bailey, from Hackney City Farm visited to check how all 15,000 of them had settled and to give us a training session.
The Camden Passivhaus has been shortlisted in the Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2011 Small House category alongside Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects and The Shadow House by Liddicoat & Goldhill. With sound ecological credentials we are delighted to be putting Passivhaus buildings at the forefront of architectural recognition.
We have received shortlistings in three categories, Sustainable Consultancy, Low Energy Housing and Sustainable Housing Retrofit in the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011.
The Larch House has been recognised for its groundbreaking innovation at the Constructing Excellence Wales Awards 2011 in Cardiff on 14th July. The Innovation Award acknowledges the bravery of the project to create a unique building which leads the way in zero carbon low cost construction in housing.
The external works at the Mayville are now underway to start to put the south garden back together. The garden will be used for community food growing projects, host fruit trees, birds and bees, and provide valuable accessible outdoor space for the building.
After less than four months these pollen filters, from one of our heat recovery ventilation units, have trapped so much London air pollution that they need changing for fresh filters. By comparison, in a German city, where urban air quality is very much better, the same filters need changing only once a year. German vehicle testing (with the introduction of a colour-coded 'flag' system) would prevent a large proportion of UK vehicles from entering a German city.
Mike Jackson of Splash tv and ecologically-minded architect Eric Parks were on site yesterday in Ebbw Vale to film a 'Soft Landings' handover event for the Larch and Lime house.
Maintenance officer Peter Counsel from United Welsh Housing Association came to learn more about the technical aspects of the two passivhaus dwellings, including how to keep them running optimally for the future tenants.
Reset have created this beautiful Manifesto entitled ‘a future of the world in 100 objects’ which features a filter removed from Justin Bere’s Heat Recovery Ventilation system.
The manifesto is intended to be a forwarding-facing version of the BBC’s ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’
‘RESET is asking you to propose an 'object' that represents what you think we need to get us to a future beyond oil dependency, to a future that is in tune with natural processes. Feel free to interpret 'object' in whatever way you like - process, system, component, practice.’