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Travis Perkins Group launches sustainable building website

The Sustainable Building Solutions site, which includes technical sustainability expertise for new build and retrofit projects, is aimed at builders and specifiers.


The site includes standard construction details, technical advice and recommended products and services. The site also has a technical helpline for customers, which is managed by BRE.


Visit www.sustainablebuildingsolutions.co.uk/



2 people have had something to say so far

My heart sinks when I see a website like this... is conventional energy intensive brick and block construction really a sustainable building solution? no.
The only remotely interesting and alternative system posed on this site is a green wall system - in the "hints and tips" section it recommends watering the wall for five minutes every hour... when do you have to stop doing that then?!?!
Posted on 08/06/12 08:45.
Hi James,
All aboard the green bandwagon, just remember this is an advert for Travis Perkins.
I would be so happy to see non-hyped facts and case studies, the first case study saved £12,000 a year but doesn't say what it cost, the second case study cost £900,000 but doesn't say what it saved.

"However, the real challenge is to improve the efficiency of the buildings that exist today. This will involve refurbishment of 26 million domestic homes and two million non-domestic buildings."

Now a recent SBRI project refurbished 86 old houses in a demonstration of all the technology for low energy at a total cost of £17million. Actual costs worked out around £150,000 per house.
So the 26 million domestic dwellings mentioned would need some £3.9 trillion at today's values to meet the 2050 government targets. Then there's the 2 million non-domestic buildings, with concrete floors and sheet steel sides & roof.

James, just learn the buzzwords and join the hype, stay positive.
Posted on 08/06/12 23:57.

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