Category Archives: Housing & Retrofitting

Sustainable Housing & Retrofitting

Engineering Design Issues

A mind map to reflect most of the issues we explored at our Steering Group meeting last Thursday.  A possible theme for this project could focus around media and technology which seems to underpin just about everything including the sustainability agenda.

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Can you afford to Turbo-Charge your home?

With one event aim being to stimulate you, our audience,  our event experts have been beavering away to develop a question they believed would inspire you to rise to the challenge.  I think they’ve done just that with our revamped question … Continue reading

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Info links for our Housing Event

Housing Event, March 2012 presentations: “Playing the Grid”:   Virtual Power Plants, Tom Lipinski, Green Structures Ltd; Smart grids, Stuart Williams, Logica plc; Manufacturing & Mass Customisation to Retrofit UK Housing, Kevin Hardy, Paragon MMC; Option E: Government Policy, Green … Continue reading

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RAE Ingenious Crowd Wise event feedback

Our remaining two RAE Ingenious events on housing and manufacturing are both at DLA Piper on 14th and 29th March respectively.  Registration is from 1.30pm for a 1.4opm start and end at  4.30pm for participants. After each event we’ll have … Continue reading

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Engineering Sustainable Housing & Retrofitting: What’s our priorities?

Should we put up prefabs to house young people?  Can we afford to invest in housing and retrofitting sustainably?  Can engineering design make sustainable housing affordable?  What’s the best way to reduce fuel poverty through housing and retrofitting technologies?  Should … Continue reading

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Is sustainable development happening?

Some links to sustainable development and barriers to sustainable constructions – I’ll update this as I find relevant research.  Please drop me a line with any other links.   Zero Carbon Hub with the latest resources to facilitate mainstream delivery of low and … Continue reading

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