Final Friday Five

Swiss room with a view - Null Stern / Atelier fur Sonderaufgaben

Here’s our pick of the best articles and posts from July, featuring Brexit, Passivhaus and a Swiss room with a view.

The inevitable ‘what does Theresa May mean for green business’ blog

Following Brexit, we now find ourselves facing somewhat of an uncertain future.

This blog by Business Green editor, James Murray, looks into what we can expect from our new Prime Minister.

NY buildings to meet Passivhaus standards

New York is on the path to becoming an environmentally friendly city, having incorporated Passivhaus standards into its building code.

It looks like that New York is transforming into a new urban conglomeration, one that is dedicated to environmentally friendly buildings, sets high carbon reduction targets, commits to 80% GHG emission reduction by 2050 and maps out a long-term path for investment in alternative energy resources.

My ‘airtight’ home cost £50,000 – how much energy will it save?

On the topic of Passivhaus, one couple from Lancashire has pulled out all the stops to make their home one of the most energy-efficient in the UK.

This has resulted in an annual gas and electricity bill of about £200. Compared to the average annual energy bill for a medium-size house of £1,066, that really is quite some saving!

Keeping cool, while staying warm

Summer finally decided to show its face earlier this month, with temperatures of 30°C and above having been reported around the country.

In light of this, our very own Jon Ducker has explained how good building design is essential to meet the challenges of both warmer summers and those cold winter months.

Null Stern’s hotel with no walls allows panoramic views of the Swiss Alps

Located on top of a mountain, with endless views of the Swiss Alps and a butler to provide you with breakfast in bed – sounds like the perfect peaceful getaway, right?

However, all is not quite as it seems…

Take a look and let us know; would you stay there?

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