The most recent 21st century homes: character – comfort – low carbon weekend took place in Alexandra Park, run by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group. Watch the movie!
How can you save energy at home and at work? – live chat http://gu.com/p/4xpah/tw
New legislation is on its way to make landlords increase the energy efficiency of rental property. But is it powerful enough? ‘Private renters are more concerned about the energy bills hitting their mats than owner-occupiers and concerned about their ability to heat their home properly, and its general lack of comfort. These issues have been firmly linked to health problems – so there is no wonder that renters think firmer action should be taken to force landlords to up their standards., says the Energy Saving Trust. Read more
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Whoops – TfL have announced that the Northern Line will be closed at the weekend. If you were planning to come via Archway or Highgate underground stations please use alternative routes. Buses 271, 201, 143 and W5 all stop very close by, and many buses stop down the hill at Archway.
Hope Villa: from a leaky semi to a sustainable superhome Chris Newman explains in the Guardian how he retrofitted his draughty Victorian townhouse so thoroughly it beats the PassivHaus standard … read article
Click HERE to see a new video showing the launch of the North London SmartHomes initiative – see a quick tour of a local home (that will be open on 14 September as part of our 21st century homes event) and find out about the funding that is available in six north London boroughs incl. Haringey, Camden and Islington
So far we have 18 installers and experts confirmed to exhibit at our event in September. Details online soon