Archived News

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:

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.

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.