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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 […]

We have finally put our Article Directory live > It is easy to join – just create an account by registering your basic details, then add articles with images, videos, text, and links. There are many sections including * Architecture & Design * Building & Construction, Plant equipment, Tools, Lease, Hire & Buy * Building […]

Eco Workshops are to help self builders, DIY people and renovators understand the green issues affecting them and their projects. Dave Hilton an eco expert is giving a talk, along with many others. This is at Buildstore exhibition centre at Swindon off M4 junction 16 >. For a ticket see here > See also our […]

Visiting a Home Depot in the US recently, President Obama said “Energy Efficiency is sexy”. Clever use of buzz words to get his message to the American people (and us, thanks to the internet). Insulation is slightly erotic as it is a type of blanketing… if you find that sexy of course. This phrase will […]

There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

These proposals were set out a while back but we’ve been busy. The basic scheme is better than people expected with these figures: A feed in tariff (FIT) allows home produced electricity from solar, wind, GSHP or water (etc) to compete on the grid, as national grid supplies are heavily subsidised. Electricity is paid at […]


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