Ecological Building Systems
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It’s September and so Cumbria Green Build Festival is once again on the horizon - we’ve supported and been involved with this wonderful initiative by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) for too many years to mention! Last year our ‘ Introduction to Refurbishment’ was so popular we have decided to devote a full day to the topic and so we are going to cover the ‘Refurbishment of Roofs, Walls and Floors.’
Ecological Building Systems technical team members Darren O'Gorman & Joe Fitzgerald recently provided airtightness training to Phase 2 apprentice carpenters/joiners at Sligo Training Centre. In the following short article our new recruit Joe provides a summary of the airtightness training event.
Neil Turner (Ecological Building Systems) recently attended the WoodBuild Wales Event held at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.
The main theme of the event was to talk about using more home grown wood in Welsh construction and also to promote Timber frame in general. In our latest blog Neil provides a summary of each presentation:
Can you smoke it?
Believe it not, this is the first question we are asked when people pick up a sample of the Thermo-Hemp. Industrial hemp is the non-intoxicating relative of its more famous cousin, marijuana so NO you can’t cut off chunks and smoke it. But if you live in a house and use Thermo-Hemp Insulation, you will certainly cut your energy bills and have a safer healthier home.
Ecological's Niall Crosson was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Canadian Green Building Council's - Net Zero Summit on the 30th May in Vancouver. The Net Zero Summit is a pre-conference event featuring a kick-off to the GaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Standard. The one-day event included five technical sessions which addressed the key challenges and opportunities for net-zero design and construction. Delegates were introduced to a variety of talks which included.....
- The foundational components of zero carbon buildings in real-life strategies for modelling and designing for net zero emissions
What is Airtightness? Airtightness is primarily focusing on the elimination of all unintended gaps and cracks on the external envelope of the building. Airtightness is an essential part of creating a healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient living environment. In contrast, air leakage is where leaks occur due to gaps and cracks that should not be there in the first place.
More than 50 delegates from architectural practices and construction companies across the UK joined experts from Ecological Building Systems, product suppliers and industry experts recently at the company’s first ever CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Masterclass.