Climate change, fuel security and fuel affordability are major challenges confronting the UK. As the biggest consumers of energy, buildings must be part of the solution. To make this happen, people in all areas of the sector - from construction through to renovation - need to change the way they think and work together.
Greg Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, visited a Green Deal retrofit at the Lakes Estate in Milton Keynes to launch the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
We hear from an Eco2Solar customer, who talks about her heat pump installation and how it has provided hot water and heating for her three-bedroomed house throughout the winter months.
Eco2Solar Managing Director, Paul Hutchens, describes how the air-source heat pump works, alongside the costs and benefits of installing this renewable technology.
Willmott Dixon's Re-Thinking team of sustainability experts recently took on the task of retrofitting this typical north London property, in a test-bed project managed by Willmott Dixon Energy Services and a number of key suppliers.
Sunesis is Willmott Dixon and Scape's suite of standardised solutions that aim to cut the cost of new buildings by 30-40%.
Green Building Store has just launched some new resources on low energy retrofits, which aim to help householders make well-informed decisions for improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
Green Building Store's Video made for the 2012 Warmer Homes Project. See how much difference good insulation can make!
A quick look at the creation of the Lego "Bamboo Village" at Ecobuild.
Delivering a sustainable London 2012: UK-GBC Breakfast debate at Ecobuild 2011.
Overview of the Marshalls stand at Ecobuild 2012.