Driving the Future

oliver General, Technology/ Energy Saving

As an eco designer it won’t come as a surprise that I’m no petrol head motoring journalist but I have had the chance to drive a number of pure electric cars over the years – many with varying degrees of success and just a little anxiety. Why the anxiety? Whilst I do believe electric cars are the future, their range …

Eco Homes need new ways to dry clothes – new research shows

oliver Fabrics, Healthy spaces, Technology/ Energy Saving

New research by the Mackintosh School of Architecture showed that 75% of the homes visited had moisture levels that would promote dust mite growth and the risk of breathing difficulties. This was largely caused by home owners drying their washing indoors in the winter months. In fact one washing load being laid out across a home to dry may introduce 2 litres …

Sustainable Prefabricated Housing – creating faster, better, more efficient Eco homes for the future.

oliver General, Materials, Technology/ Energy Saving

Here in the office we’re busy working away on a new build design for a site in Cornwall . It’s windy, rainy, cold, sunny, hot, and blustery down there, and generally all in the same day! So our natural instincts are of course, to create a design that’s as warm, energy efficient and as fast to build as possible. And …

The truth about energy use at home uncovered – why eco homes wont work without a change in behaviour

oliver Technology/ Energy Saving

In these carefree (and occasionally) hazy summer days it’s easy to forget about the impact our electricity use is having on our bills and carbon footprint. We generally feel that our main electricity use takes place through the darker days of winter. But a new comprehensive study by the Energy Saving Trust has highlighted the hidden horrors of our unknown …