Building a Green Economy – Experiences from Germany Sought. Nachhaltinger Bauens in Deutschland – ein Übergang zu einer nachhaltigen Lebensweise?

[This is a short request for contacts in Germany from a fellow researcher, please contact Kirstie directly ...] Germany is frequently cited as being a world leader in green building (along with parts of Scandinavia), often inspiring action in other parts of the world.  To understand why Germany has developed green or more sustainable building practices … Continue reading Building a Green Economy – Experiences from Germany Sought. Nachhaltinger Bauens in Deutschland – ein Übergang zu einer nachhaltigen Lebensweise?

Best books on eco-housing

Having just spent the last two months reading about eco-housing I have compiled a list of what I consider to be the best books about housing, home and eco-housing. These books encompass a broad interest in the physical architectural design of an eco-house, alongside the important social elements of how people live together and communities … Continue reading Best books on eco-housing

Lectures on eco-housing

I have recently been teaching the environmental geography of eco-housing to final year undergraduate geography students here at the University of Leicester (Britain). It has been a fun process of trying to organise my thoughts and recent research into a coherent story. I am not sure if they are of interest or use to anyone … Continue reading Lectures on eco-housing

What makes a house an eco-house (in Britain)?

I have recently started work on creating a publically accessible database of eco-houses. I want to help publicise the diversity and creativity of eco-building. I have previously defined an eco-house as a building which minimises resource use (in construction and life -cycle) while also providing a comfortable environment in which to live. Yet this is … Continue reading What makes a house an eco-house (in Britain)?

Report on key findings from research: Affordable Eco-homes

  I have written an initial report from the research project looking at ways we can make eco-housing more affordable. Please download a copy from here: Eco-homes Report 2011 (1 MB). Please also feel free to redistribute it. You can also download higher resolution versions: Eco-homes Report 2011 (3 MB), Eco-homes Report 2011 (12 MB) The key findings about low cost eco-homes are that: ~ We need both a technical … Continue reading Report on key findings from research: Affordable Eco-homes