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Poole Quarter switches off with global Earth Hour

Poole Quarter switches off with global Earth Hour

For the third year in a row award winning developer Crest Nicholson joined people, businesses, communities and governments across the world to support the WWF’s global Earth Hour campaign.

ICON-ic Somerset development is recognised for excellence

ICON-ic Somerset development is recognised for excellence

An ICON-ic eco-development in Street, Somerset, has been commended for excellence in the built environment at the 2011 Civic Trust Awards, which recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art.

Top 10 money & energy saving tips for Climate Week

Top 10 money & energy saving tips for Climate Week

Climate Week (21-27 March 2011) is the perfect opportunity to wise up on the most energy efficient and cost effective changes you could be making within the home.

1850’s terrace becomes UK’s first certified 'Passivhaus' retrofit

1850’s terrace becomes UK’s first certified 'Passivhaus' retrofit

Social landlord Octavia Housing’s Victorian Passivhaus has been crowned the first certified Passivhaus retrofit in the UK, cutting CO2 emmissions by 83% and saving tenants £910 per year in fuel bills.

The greener way to make every penny count

The greener way to make every penny count

The cost of buying and running a new home is becoming increasingly tough for first time buyers; however, one couple at Crest Nicholson’s St John’s Park development in Marlborough have found an innovative way to keep the running costs of their first home down, with the added benefit of being kinder to the environment.

 Eco-friendly houses for sale in Daventry

Eco-friendly houses for sale in Daventry

Homebuyers can save money on energy bills – and be kinder to the planet – by choosing a brand new eco-home at Taylor Wimpey’s Drayton View development of property for sale in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

Sustainable new homes in Woking from Taylor Wimpey

Sustainable new homes in Woking from Taylor Wimpey

The apartments and houses at Taylor Wimpey’s Pinnacles development of property for sale in Woking are setting the standard for eco-friendly living.

New sustainable housing development for Chingford

New sustainable housing development for Chingford

A brand new sustainable development of 30 apartments is to be built in Chingford, E4. On 26th February, award winning developer Higgins Homes will launch the new homes at Affinity, Hall Lane, Chingford for off-plan sales, which will unveil fabulous new homes that are designed to achieve high energy efficiency ratings from the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Myleene Klass on going green

Myleene Klass on going green

With her second baby on the way, Myleene Klass has decided to make a commitment to making the world a greener place for her children by joining Team Green Britain, an online community which is being engaged about tackling climate change.

Affordable green city centre homes in Birmingham

Affordable green city centre homes in Birmingham

First time buyers in Birmingham could find 2011 a happier new year than expected with brand new, affordable - and green - city centre homes on the market.

Energy efficient new homes in Earl Shilton

Energy efficient new homes in Earl Shilton

People in Leicestershire could beat rising fuel bills by moving from a drafty old home to a brand new one that’s easy to manage and efficient to run.

West Midlands is flush with sustainable new homes

West Midlands is flush with sustainable new homes

Bellway has opened the doors to its latest stunning showhome, allowing homebuyers in the West Midlands the chance to see just what life would be like living at the housebuilder’s popular Oaklands development.

Save energy at ICON in Street

This week (25th – 31st October), The Energy Saving Trust celebrates its fourteenth Energy Saving Week. The initiative aims to inform households about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and show how significant energy and money savings can be made in the home.

'EcoExcellent' living needn’t cost the earth

'EcoExcellent' living needn’t cost the earth

As Energy Saving Week* (25th – 31st October) approaches - and the Energy Saving Trust encourages us all to save energy and cut harmful emissions in the fight against climate change - there’s no better time to check out Market Quarter, Linden Homes’ innovative new eco-friendly development in Chippenham.

Low cost eco tips for homeowners

Low cost eco tips for homeowners

New research conducted by the Energy Saving Trust reveals that making UK homes energy efficient could cost less than £3000 per house.