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Building an EcoHome – Two views
Thursday 10 September, 7.00 pm
Contrasting approaches to building an eco-home
St Johns Ambulance Hall,
Rax Lane, Bridport DT6 3JJ
1. Passive Houses
John Bol, a partner in b3 Architecture Ltd in Poundbury, will give a presentation on the principles
behind the passivhaus standard. The heat losses of a passivhaus are reduced so much that it hardly
needs any heating at all. Passive heat sources like the sun, human occupants, household appliances
and the heat from the extract air cover almost all the heating demand. Imagine your energy bills
reduced to £50 per year!
2. Low-Impact building materials
John Butler, the owner of No. 10 open EcoHome, will talk about low impact materials – straw bales,
clay plaster, lime render, thermafleece etc in buildings. Some insulating materials used currently in
houses require considerable amounts of energy to manufacture and later to dispose of them at the
end of their lifecycle. This ‘embodied energy’ should be taken into account when choosing building
materials. John will show how materials with low embodied carbon can be more sustainable.
West Dorset Open Ecohomes
10- 12 September 2015
This is the third year TTB have worked with Turn Lyme Green and
Dorset Communities Living Sustainably to organise Open EcoHomes. Twenty
homes (19 private, and a friary) will be open during the weekend 10-12
September to showcase ways of saving energy and resources.
We urgently need helpers on the days to marshal visitors and generally help out. Please email us if you can spare some time to get involved in this great event.
Some of the homes need reservations, and they open at different times. For details, visit the website. For video links and associated activities follow this link and other links on the left menu.
17 September 2015 8.00 pm.
Tiger Inn (back room), Barack Street, Bridport
An informal gathering of members, supporters and friends to chat about environmental, local and community issues over a drink and free sandwiches.
If you would like to get involved in the school allotment and polytunnel, perhaps you might be willing to water during the holidays, then please contact us.
STIR to Action Workshops
Don’t miss the very interesting series of workshops run by Stir To Action in Bridport. For further details click here
- Renewable Energy Co-ops, 6 – 7 June, 10.00-5.00 Chapel in the Garden £75. Bridport Renewable Energy Group have offered to sponsor one free place to this course - first come first served!