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wendy-bishop Architype Constructive Voices Radio


Wendy Bishop from Architype

Wendy Bishop from Architype talks to Pete the Builder. Wendy Bishop is an associate of Architype and Passivhaus designer. She was a keynote speaker at the event. Her talk was entitled Retrofitting a historic building: CISL’s Entopia Building. This work on the Entopia Building illustrates the process of extending the life and enhancing the value of an ordinary office building through a refurbishment promoting ambitious and measured energy, carbon, and […]

todayJune 18, 2022

Warwickshire Rural Housing- New Meaning students Bearley site

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Warwickshire rural housing specialists showcase their commitment to zero carbon, supporting local communities and working in partnership

Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association, in collaboration with New Meaning Training, recently held a passive house event on their site in Bearley, to showcase their latest low-carbon, affordable homes. Stratford-on-Avon District Council members and officers were joined by other developers and housing associations, including Futures Housing Group, Orbit and Two Rivers Housing, to learn more about the Beattie Passive system as […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021



L’Abri and Construction Rocket complete Saltbox Passive House in Quebec

This family house in Quebec is modelled on the region's vernacular architecture and was designed to Passive House standards of energy efficiency. Canadian architecture firm L'Abri and contractor Construction Rocket collaborated closely on the creation of the Saltbox Passive House, the primary residence for a family of four. Saltbox Passive House nestles into a slope near Bremont, Quebec Located on the southern flank of Mont Gale in Bromont, in the […]

todayAugust 29, 2021

Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales


Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales

Headlines like Long COVID and Skills Shortages Means a Tough Winter for Construction Industry, and, Demand for Construction Workers close to a 20-year High, is a small sample of some of the UK articles about the skills shortage issue in the construction industry. Skills shortage is at its worst since 2007 In fact, even before the pandemic, an article on 29th January 2020 in Construction Europe stated that, The Royal Institute […]

todayJuly 28, 2021

Templeton takes on Passive House principles 1


Templeton takes on Passive House principles

By Kathleen Freimond The condo and townhome project will be built on a 33,000 square feet site at 2204 East 1st Avenue. As the Grandview-Woodlands neighbourhood transforms to take advantage of increasing property values and the Broadway Subway, an extension of the SkyTrain’s Millennium Line, Dimex Group is also looking to the future by applying Passive House principles to its 60-home Templeton development on Vancouver’s East 1st Avenue. “Currently, the […]

todayJuly 18, 2021

Can a Passivhaus change your life Residents at Wootton Wawen tell us-1

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Can a Passivhaus change your life? Residents at Wootton Wawen tell us

I have asthma and am sensitive to my environment so I have been thinking about what life might be like if I were to live in a Passivhaus. Right now I frequently have to use my inhaler and am also suffering from skin problems. I believe these are all related to my very sensitive system and the building materials used in our current home. So recently while researching this issue, […]

todayJuly 15, 2021