Tag Archives: energy saving

PassivHaus – new Euro dance genre or low-energy building standard?

Bit tardy with this blog but better late than never! October’s module at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) was the Buildings-related part of the course. Having worked in building renovation for the last few years this subject was right … Continue reading

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Trafford Mill – keeping out the cold (and pigeons!)

I had an interesting meeting today along with Tim Hulse from EcoVert Solutions at Trafford Mill in Chester. It was used for milling grain until 1952 and the site has been used for this purpose since 1302. It has two water wheels, one a double … Continue reading

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Long time no blog!

It’s been several months since I last blogged, the main reason being that I have been busy working with EcoVert Solutions, a sustainable building company that I mentioned in an earlier post (https://renewingmycareer.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/ecovert-solutions-sustainable-and-sympathetic-developments/). So, here is a summary of what … Continue reading

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EcoVert Solutions – sustainable and sympathetic developments

I recently met up with Tim Hulse from EcoVert solutions – a company that provides “House extensions, barn conversions and loft conversions which are in keeping with the original, and which, based on Passivhaus standards, go well beyond those built simply … Continue reading

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On a roll(er)

An update on the pedal power project – the generator is now up and running thanks to a friend of mine who generously helped me out with some metal fabrication, using the metal workshop at his workplace. These parts are … Continue reading

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Tune-able LED bulbs?

LED bulbs are very much on the agenda for the National Trust at the moment due to the significant energy saving they can provide, and with the larger properties containing many hundreds of bulbs the savings soon add up. With this in mind I … Continue reading

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Pedal powered party

Here’s a link to a superb video that explains all about the pedal power workshop I went to a few weeks ago. Unfortunately it was filmed the day after I was there so you don’t get to see me in … Continue reading

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Hydro haven

Just come back from a long weekend in the lake district and as per usual the weather was a mix of glorious sunshine and biblical downpours. While I was there I managed to get a couple of runs in and also a … Continue reading

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North south divide

Have reached a satisfying milestone this week in that the north Wales holiday cottage reviews are all complete, although I’m still not even halfway through the total, with south Wales having 5 more properties that the north. I am now … Continue reading

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Green gadget

Staying at a friend’s flat in west Cumbria this weekend. As well as living there he is also responsible for managing the whole building and looking after the maintenance, etc. He has been looking for a solution to the problem … Continue reading

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