Category Archives: Water saving

Future homes need smart water thinking – starting with bathrooms

Im always on the lookout for surveys and stats that tell us a little more about how we want to live, rather than the way we currently do- they can be a fascinating insight for any designer particularly those interested in the Future Home. Well this week its bathrooms. A recent survey of 1500 home […]

Eco Kitchen Interiors set to become smart intelligent spaces

With kitchens being the one space in the home that uses the most resources on a daily basis, were seeing that eco kitchens are also set to become smart kitchens – learning and adapting user behaviour – minimising resource input to maximise output -might even bring a smile to the eco side of Grodon Ramsay […]

May 2013 be the start of a more Sustainable future. . .

May 2013 be the Start …… to living sustainably. Start is an initiative inspired by the Prince of Wales in 2009 – at which point he explained why it is so important that the people of the world adapt their behaviour in order to ease the effects of climate change. Until this point, much of […]

Sustainable homes need smart water thinking – World Water Day 2013

Friday 22nd March sees the annual return of World Water Day. It acts as a means to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year there is a theme for the day and this year it is ‘Water Cooperation’. World water day was created […]

Bathrooms of the future – saving us water and giving us so much more

Im always on the lookout for surveys and stats that tell us a little more about how we want to live, rather than the way we currently do- they can be a fascinating insight for any designer particularly those interested in the Future Home. Well this week its bathrooms. A recent survey of 1500 home […]

Future kitchen concepts – cooking up a storm in home design

As technology plays an increasingly larger role in our everyday lives we thought we’d take a look at some of the weird and wonderful gadgets which are being designed for the kitchens of the future. The kitchen is fast becoming the centre of the home, being used for much more than just cooking. The Consumer […]

Is it really all just going down the pan? Sustainable Water Saving Toilets

Water is one of those resources that i’m really passionate about, and it seems that its rising up the agenda – be it floods, drought massive rainfalls and tidal surges. its getting more and more difficult to escape its impact and I would hope our complacency in the way we use it. None more pressing […]

Climate chaos is coming to a home near you- how eco homes of the future must adapt to survive

It seems pretty clear, after another summer of disastrous weather, that things in the climate department are changing or you could say even sliding into chaos. Of course, this isn’t just restricted to our shores but is being seen across the world, as this recent article from the Yale Environment 360 group discusses, be it […]

Beat the drought….simple eco water saving measures at home

I don’t know why im quite so obsessed by water use, perhaps it’s because I grew up in Brighton, swimming in the sea from an early age, or even that I was even a windsurfing instructor for a few years – which teaches you to respect water and the sea, that’s for sure. Or perhaps […]

Eco Cuppa Anyone? What Is The Best Way To Heat A Cup Of Water?

Sometimes changing tiny, seemingly insignificant actions can lead to larger changes in lifestyle. Small changes can add up to big differences for our carbon footprints and energy bills. Making a cup of tea is a great example.   Now, we all know rule number seven in the eco guru handbook is that we should only […]