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Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city but has an over supply of high rise condos while many old buildings are left to rot, or even worse, turned into swift houses (or swifthouses) (where swifts are factory farmed for bird nest soup ingredients – the nest – in old buildings that no one can afford […]

The UK’s biggest and most extensively supported show for DIY, building, self-build, renovation, remodeling and home improvement. All the services, products, advice, and ideas to help you improve your home, office, garden or business. There are over 450 specialised companies for plot finding, finance, energy saving, wooden frame, gardens, lofts etc. All in one easy […]

This opens today, if you still want to go you can still register for free at Register for EcoBuild 2010 >

New student competition to design build and use a zero carbon home (no emissions or balanced emissions). The University of Nottingham’s student entry (with Saint-Gobain) will début at Ecobuild in March 2010 at Earls Court, London. (See other post). The student final is in Madrid later in the year. This is of great interest to […]

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

Great piece in Scientific American about a plan to replace fossil fuels completely by 2030. Achievable with political will, if not capsized by vested interests of oil, coal, gas, car companies. I will add a proper article in our main web site when I get around to it (sense of urgency huh!) – and maybe […]

Very good 2009 show. Friday was packed, with the talks well attended. Staff at Buildstore, the organisers, said they added more eco exhibits this year in response to last year’s Big Green Home Show. They also added a section outside, the Outdoor Living Zone, to the rear of BuildStore’s National Self Build & Renovation Centre […]

There is a complete failure of governmental and popular attempts to reduce carbon emissions – I mean, just look around, usage of all things is increasing, in our enviable consumer society, and world population is doubling over the next 30 years… Governments love to have conferences and write reports – telling other people what to […]

Electric cars – the future? The huge solar panels shade your car and charge it at the same time. Neat? Car park with solar trees > And another solar panel car park article > Finally Building DIY on transport >

Aarhus – world’s first Active House – zero carbon living. South facing roof covered in solar panels and solar cells. In 30 years time the excess energy from these panels will equal the energy used in building the house. This means no carbon footprint. It is a contrast the the Passive House which is a […]


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