Residential buildings

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Affordable warmth for all - A guide to improving energy efficiency in the social housing stock, for social housing providers, residents and supporting organisations

This guidebook has been produced as part of the FinSH project - Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing. This guidance document summarises the main issues to be considered relating to the successful improvement of energy...
Energy or “fuel” poverty is a term used to describe the situation a household finds itself in when it is not able to afford the energy bills for its everyday needs, such as heating, lighting and hot water. This is only one of many...
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La VMC double flux en maison individuelle - Les points sensibles en conception et mise en oeuvre

This booklet presents the operating principle of balanced mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery for one family houses. It recalls the mandatory values of air flow rates extracted in each room according to the French regulation. It then...
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Scotland: Further 90000 homes to get insulation

More Scottish homes are to be offered free or discounted insulation this year, it was announced on 21st April 2010. A further 90,000 homes will be offered loft and cavity wall insulation in 10 council areas across Scotland covering the islands,...
It includes the rural parts of Stirling now being done in addition to the original plan for the whole city, the whole of the Orkney Isles and the remaining parts of the Western Isles. The measures will cut average energy bills by £61 a...
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Un guide anti-précarité énergétique dans l'habitat à vocation sociale

Un guide méthodologique à l'usage des bailleurs privés et publics, des collectivités et des associations intitulé "Habitat à vocation sociale : Sortir de la précarité énergétique" sera disponible en ligne gratuitement dès le 26 avril sur www.finsh....
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UK survey: One in ten home owners want to include energy efficiency in the improvement of their property

Seventy four per cent of homeowners who dream of improving their property want to create the ideal home rather than increase its value, new research reveals today. Housing charity Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)...
Kitchen extensions were the most popular home improvement (13%), closely followed by conservatories (12%) and attic conversions (10%). Shelter and RIBA released the research to coincide with the launch this week of Architect in the House,...
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Sustainable construction with EPS insulation

This brochure published by the European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) gives an overview of environmental data relating to insulation in general and specifically expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. It explains the situation of EPS...
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Energy efficiency in urban restructuring projects

The report present results from the EU funded project ENPIRE - Energy Efficiency in Urban Restructuring Projects- based on experiences in 6 local projects in the Czech Republic, Denmark, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Special attention...
Report is also available in French, Spanish, Czech, Danish and Dutch.
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Scotland: Environmentally friendly family wins award

A West Lothian family have won a £10,000 prize – thanks to their environmentally friendly endeavours. The McDermids from West Calder have won the National Sustainability Award and bursary that comes with it. They triumphed over tough competition to...
The Future Friendly Awards is a nationwide search for communities and families who are making a real difference by championing sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Judith McDermid, along with husband George and children...