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Cherwell District Council have opened a large scale zero carbon development, due for completeion in 20131. This has 400 completed properties with an estimate of 6000 by the end. There is also a school and 250 care homes.

The weather has been very variable this year, from hot sun to snow! Spring bulbs are dying back and flowers are appearing. This year there have been many heavy rain showers, so the ground is more wet than usual. Butterflies brighten up your garden. Your garden can start to look like a proper garden at […]

Weather in February can range from sunny warm days to ice and snow in large qualities. Rain also, wind too. Early sign of spring continue. With England getting warmer, these just continue from early buds in January. SOme don’t die back now, I have a buddleia in the garden which never died back at all, […]

There is a summary article about the Green Deal flagship Conservative policy here: Green deal will fail (new window) > The Green Deal is supposed to help regenerate old building stock, by giving loans for work such as insulation, etc. Unfortunately there are financial strictures based around a return of 6.9% which means works have to […]

Ecobuild 2012 is sponsored by Schuco, who make solar power and heat (thermal) systems, glass, facades, etc. Ecobuild claims to be the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment – although that claim doesn’t sound very ‘eco’. Bigger? I though Small is Beautiful. Anyway… This show is focussing on “new eco […]

Seminars and show, this Saturday 27th November, at National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon, off M4. Eco Technologies Workshop – Retrofit Your Home – 10am – 5pm 95% – 99% of housing is old not new – so green and sustainable technology has to be added to OLD homes and office snot just glamorous […]

That time of year again, the Big Green Home Show in Swindon off the M4. Many exhibits, seminars, Expert Alley (Ask The Experts) where you can get answers to your home renovation questions. Dates: Fri 29 to Sun 31 October 2010 Where: The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon Open from 9.30-17.00. Car: M4 […]

Today we look at biochar, which could change the way organic waste is got rid of – and also provide useful by products. When I was a child, I used to take potato and vegetable peelings to a big box for the local pigs – this was in a small English town. Nowadays of course […]

We don’t have any DIY do it yourself plans for reactors, but this is very interesting as a way to microgenerate electricity. Solar for individual buildings, down to shed or outdoor building size, and small scale nuclear for blocks or factories. Bill Gates and Toshiba are planning a small scale reactor apparently. We have a […]

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