Inspiration and advice for your building project
A raft of Government schemes are beginning to make people consider how much money their home could – literally – generate using renewable energy. Tim Pullen provides a guide to assessing which route, and technology, is best for you.
PassivHaus seems to have established itself as the go-to route for low-energy house design. Mark Brinkley explores how effective it really is and what the future holds.
Tim Pullen totals up the costs and benefits of installing a renewable heating system.
PassivHaus standards are not always achievable for older homes, but the new EnerPHit certificate helps retrofitters bridge the gap.
Includes advice on orientation, ventilation, roof overhangs and glazing technology.
RHI tariff levels are announced - and self builders get included in the mix, too.
A detailed guide to solar photovoltaics (PV). Includes advice on installation, the different types of panels, costs, and case studies.
A guide to solar thermal. Includes expert tips, supplier advice and a case study.
An in depth guide to solar power. Includes advice on thermal, PV, PVT and more.
The questions, and answers, from our online Green Deal Q&A with resident eco expert Tim Pullen.