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The latest activity in the zero carbon agenda. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Zero Carbon Hub featuring strongly at Greenbuild 2014

The Zero Carbon Hub have agreed with Greenbuild to deliver a number of sessions across the Machester based Expo.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Zero Carbon Hub announce Nearer to Zero: South West

Join the Zero Carbon Hub at our latest ‘Nearer to Zero’ conference in the South-West. Nearer to Zero conferences are full day events which bring together planners, house builders, and professionals from other housing sector related disciplines to explore opportunities for closer collaboration to achieve Zero Carbon new homes.

With a number of leading industry experts presenting, delegates will have the opportunity to:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ecobuild 2014 Presentations

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who visited us at Ecobuild 2014, if you missed any of our conferences talks or seminars throughout the event, the slides can be downloaded below:

Seminar Talks

Bringing Design and Operational Performance Together in New Homes 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Performance Gap Evidence Review Report Released

The Zero Carbon Hub has today released its latest report continuing the work on the Design versus As-Built Performance Gap project. This report provides industry and Government with a structured review of the evidence of where and how the Performance Gap occurs within the current build process. This latest report follows on from the Interim Report published July 2013[1].

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Tassos Kougionis named as Sustainability Star

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to extend its warmest congratulations to our Technical Manager Tassos Kougionis, who was today named as one of Building Magazines '50 Sustainability Stars'.  Identified as an 'up-and-coming talent in the sustainability sector' and nominated by leading figures and past winners to 'climb higher still', the Hub is immensely proud of our friend and colleague and happy that his dedication to his work has been recognised by those in his field.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Submission papers wanted for International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings

The Hub is supporting an international conference, being held by Birmingham City University on 11-12 September, on Zero Carbon buildings today and in the future.

The goal of the conference will be to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, and to establish an increased awareness of this developing field. The conference organisers are looking for individuals to submit papers which will contribute to the following themes:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Housebuilder Awards 2014

The Zero Carbon Hub is proud to be sponsoring the 'Best Low and Carbon Initiative' category at this years Housebuilder Awards. 

Call for Entries is free and closes on the 25th April 2014, so make sure you don't miss out on your chance. View all the categories available here. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fabric First Conference

Rob Pannell, Managing Director of the Zero Carbon Hub will be speaking at a one day conference on the 26th February 2014 and will be addressing the 'Fabric First' approach to  Zero Carbon construction

The full day event will also cover a range of other topics including changes to the to Welsh Building Regulations and a number Fabric First construction case studies.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cost of Building to Zero Carbon Drops

New analysis produced by Sweett Group for the Zero Carbon Hub shows that the additional costs associated with building to the proposed Zero Carbon Standard have declined significantly since 2011, and are expected to continue to fall as we approach 2020.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Annual Household Energy Spend

Research first published by the Zero Carbon Hub and the NHBC Foundation in November 2013 shows that new homes built to energy efficiency standards, announced by the Government in 2013, could be up to 57% cheaper to run compared to ‘improved’ Victorian homes of a similar size.

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