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The latest activity in the zero carbon agenda. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

REA Event - Energy Storage: The new market dynamic

UK Energy Storage: the new market dynamic, is a unique event, bringing together key industry figures to focus on the future of energy in the UK, covering practical examples of storage that are currently being deployed.

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Homes not Performing as Designed

Hampshire based housing association, First Wessex, collaborated with Innovate UK and the Zero Carbon Hub last week, to host a building performance conference at the University of Portsmouth. The event ‘Building Better Buildings’ focussed on improving the quality, comfort and energy efficiency performance of new build homes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nationwide Leads Research Group on Green Mortgage Lending

Mortgage lenders, building industry experts, green energy groups and sustainability bodies have all joined forces to launch research into how to build a stronger link between energy costs, affordability and mortgage borrowing.

Chaired by Nationwide Building Society, and marking the start of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP 21), the LENDERS project will investigate the increased use of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), required on every home for sale.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Building Better Buildings - Hull

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Building Better Buildings event in Hull on the 1st December and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the event can now be downloaded using the following links:

What is the Building Performance Evaluation Programme? - Mat Colmer, Innovate UK

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Building Better Buildings - Oxford

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Building Better Buildings event in Oxford on the 26th November and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the event can now be downloaded using the following links:

Keynote Presentation - Alasdair Donn, Willmott Dixon

Monday, November 30, 2015

Building Better Buildings - Portsmouth

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Building Better Buildings event in Portsmouth on the 25th November and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the event can now be downloaded using the following links:

Keynote Presentation - Jane Briginshaw, HCA

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fabric First Conference

BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR JUST £25 BY EMAILING hannah.jones@radar-communications.co.uk WITH THE SUBJECT LINE 'FABRIC FIRST TICKET - ZERO CARBON HUB OFFER' 1

With rising energy costs, as the requirement increases for more energy efficient homes and commercial buildings, the Fabric First principles are now being widely adopted, particularly within the structural timber sectors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Building Better Buildings - Belfast

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Building Better Buildings event in Belfast on the 3rd November and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the event can now be downloaded using the following links:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Low Energy Know How - London

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Low Energy Know How event in London on the 15th October. We hope that you found the event a worthwhile and beneficial experience. The presentation can be downloaded using the following links:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Deliberately Defining Overheating

This blog piece is part of a series. We will explore some of the policy themes and solutions currently being developed by the housing and health sectors to address the risk of overheating in homes. This post focuses on definitions of overheating. The next will look at methods for assessing overheating risk.

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