World-first whole-house retrofit success + Google smart homes
World-first whole-house retrofit success Google smart homes
Saint-Gobain Salford House
Effective city-wide urban retrofit is still the Holy Grail for a truly sustainable future. It is a big challenge and needs research-based solutions and perhaps some blue-sky thinking’. Saint-Gobain’s support for a world-first’ whole-house retrofit research project at Salford University is featured below. It is already demonstrating an impressive 63% energy saving via the installation of a range of their products.
Check-out our Twitter links to UK Green Building Council top 8 urban retrofit solutions and how Google are getting into the smart homes business.
Events news includes Solid Wood Solutions, a day on engineered timber innovations; and a European loft conversion design competition with great prizes!
With the recent Buildingtalk focus on improving safety in the industry, our VIDEO OF THE WEEK features a very simple and cost-effective way to produce Health & Safety documents online in just a few minutes.
And finally, latest economic news includes rising rents in the commercial sector with London having its best year since 2007; UK infrastructure investment will create 150,000 jobs; BarbourABI report contract values up 25% year on year; and profits are growing with Travis Perkins sales up 12.7% in Q1.
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