Final Friday Five

Final Friday Five

Our regular round up of some of the best articles from the last month.

The wait is over! New sustainable home building standard is announced

This blog from Sustainable homes (@susthomes) about the fuel poverty targets, and what this standard might mean in practice was a great reminder to us of the importance of this issue espceially as we talked about fuel poverty and the link between insulation and health on our blog, earlier in the month. Read the Sustainable Homes blog here.

Passivhaus for the Kids

This article, by Elrond Burrell, was a great overview of the benefits of living in a Passivhaus, specifically looking at how it would benefit young children to grow up in a Passivhaus and what he feels his family is missing out on by not living in a Passivhaus. A great read for people who are thinking about a Passivhaus (or a new family). Find it here.

National BIM Survey results

Stephen Hamil (@stephenhamilNBS) has an interesting infographic on his blog about the results from the latest NBS national BIM report, which looks at adoption rates and attitudes towards BIM. He has also discussed his take on some of the key findings from the report which are well worth a read if, like us, you have an interest in BIM. Find the national BIM report results here.

An introduction to the Construction Products Association

Full disclosure on this one – we are members of the Construction Products Association, but don’t let that stop you watching this video. It is a great overview of the scale this sector and the importance of the industry as well as some of the key issues it is facing.

Can consumers drive better quality in homes?

This guest blog on the UKGBC website by Gwyn Roberts, BRE talks about the launch of the new home quality mark and how it aims to give people the facility to make choices about the homes they buy. Find it here.

And finally – if you missed it earlier in the month, we’ve been on the UKGBC blog ourselves, talking about sustainability reporting and the challenges that this brings. Take a look here.

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