Friday, 20 February 2009

Green Building Bible

These books are the perfect starting place, your first port of call to help you ‘get to grips’ with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

We all have to learn to build and remodel our living environments in such a way as to drastically reduce our collective burden on the planet. As each year passes by, the opportunities to make a difference are decreasing, and most scientists are now agreed on this point. The time left to embrace a lower impact lifestyle is ticking away.

There are no easy answers and many different approaches, but in these books you will find encouraging, practical and immediately useful hands-on information from both the long-term green building professionals and enthusiastic newcomers to the movement. The trends’ chapter will provide you with a snapshot of where we are now and how things are likely to develop in the near future.

Volume 2 goes beyond the introductions and delves into the more in-depth design detailing of buildings. It also provides easy to understand explanations of how some of the new technologies actually work. The book covers areas such as site layout, building envelope and fabric, renewable technologies, environmental factors, lighting strategies, heating and cooling systems and lots more.

Both these excellent books are on offer at the moment at £17 for the two and post free in the UK! see Green Building Bible web site for more information.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Free Event !!! Ecobuild 2009

Conference programme summary:

Visited this event 2 years ago, the 'Eco'(common sense) section of the event is growing and its free to attend you just need to book up!


Tuesday 03 March
What price sustainability?
Turning red into green
How low can you go?
The future for house building
Green building on the world stage

Wednesday 04 March
The challenge for construction
Zero carbon for all: a new code for sustainable buildings
Searching for a sustainable Britain
Who’s got the plan?
Managing water in a changing climate
How to break the circle of blame: who pays for green property?

Thursday 05 March
Refurbishment rises to the top: a new focus on existing homes
Refurbished, re- purposed
Managing buildings: counting the carbon, counting the cost
Counting the codes: regulations roundup

Sessions hosted by the UK Green Building Council
What price sustainability?
How low can you go?
Green building on the world stage
Zero carbon for all: a new code for sustainable buildings
Refurbishment rises to the top: a new focus on existing homes
Refurbished, re- purposed

who exhibits?

Over 800 exhibitors will take part in Ecobuild 2009, showcasing the widest range of sustainable products and services for construction and the built environment, and representing the entire spectrum of suppliers, including:

renewable energy & micro generation, including solar-thermal, PV, wind, CHP, heat pumps
heating & ventilation
water management, including SUDs, green roofs, rainwater harvesting, permeable hard landscaping
natural materials
building structure
building envelopes
building substructure, foundations & groundworks
building systems
doors, windows & glazing
finishes, coatings & paints
interiors & fittings
lighting – interior & exterior
building management systems & intelligent building systems
mechanical & electrical services
recycling and waste management systems
architectural & design services
building performance services
refurbishment services
planning services