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Sarah Lewis, Director at bere:architects has been named as one of the top 20 women who are leading the way in sustainable architecture in the first annual Architect’s Journal Footprint list curated by Hattie Hartman and AJ technical reporter, Laura Mark and announced yesterday.

Plectic House – complexity made simple

Our new, ultra-low cost, ultra simple Passive House and Artist's Studio has just been awarded planning permission in the London Borough of Southwark. The timber framed house will have light-filled interiors of natural materials with uncompromisingly raw finishes. It will demonstrate the common sense in simple detailing, low-cost construction and healthy, comfortable living.

 

This study compares the comfort conditions in November 2012 inside the unheated Passive House Mayville Community Centre, with conditions in two heated, un-insulated post war flats on the Mayville Estate.

At last a whole lot more research work has been published on our research page: http://www.bere.co.uk/research   

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Not a single penny has been spent on heating so far this year at the Mildmay Centre (formerly the Mayville Community Centre) yet the indoor temperatures throughout the building remain very, very comfortable at between 21 and 22 degrees centigrade.

Why aren't all new buildings built like this and why isn't government mobilising a massively overdue mass-retrofit in the UK in order to save money, save energy, reduce carbon emissions, save the planet, and create new jobs in a new green economy? Wake up UK government! WAKE UP!

 

BBC News Health today published a report titled: Illnesses related to living in a cold home cost the NHS £1.36bn every year, a report by Age UK suggests. 

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