Tuesday, 12 June 2007

The UK's first carbon neutral home

Source: BBC News, "The UK has unveiled its first zero emission home that will set the environmental standard for all new homes in the future."

The home is said to "lose 60% less heat than a normal home" which is quite substantial, as heating costs take a considerable chunk out of electricity bills.

Progressions in architectural sustainability are important, and will have a considerable impact on future emission trends. With the world having to move up a belt size every year, with the growing populated cities worldwide, rebuilding populous areas with "green" efficiency in mind will be a high priority.

Click here to view the full story

BBC News is a great site for up to the minute news across all sectors. This story came under the Business category. Perhaps it could of been considered for Front Page News, as these sort of stories need continued and consistent exposure in the media to make them a top of mind concern for all people globally.

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Sunday, 8 April 2007

SMH "Down to Earth" Environmental Blog

SMH is taking a very important step as one of the countries sources for news. They are helping to put environmental issues at the forefront of news, with their environmental blog, Down to Earth.

There's been some great posts over the months, and to be honest, I've neglected this blog! I strongly consider having a read through their archive if you get a chance.

Here's a decent post to kick you off: