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Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

Blog from Catrin Maby – A Passport to a better building future? Putting the Building Renovation Passport in context

It’s good to see the growing support for the concept of the ‘Building Renovation Passport’, defined by BPIE in their 2016 study as ‘a document – in electronic or paper format – outlining a long-term (up to 15 or 20 years) step-by-step renovation roadmap for a specific building, resulting from an on-site energy audit fulfilling … Continue reading

Innovative approach to reduce urban flooding

Innovative approach to reduce urban flooding

Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis from the University of Toronto write on The Conversation website about retrofitting existing building infrastructure to alleviate flood damage by using grasses and herbaceous plants on our rooftops.   How green roofs can protect city streets from flooding Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on … Continue reading

Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Britain’s energy transition is a bumpy ride

Andrew Warren, Chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, and a regular contributor to EiD, has written another excellent and thoughtful article on the Business Green website. Sadly, much of the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive that is an excellent foundation for the country’s energy efficiency strategy is going unenforced. While this is about … Continue reading