Marketplace

  • ENVIRONMENT TIMES - LATEST DIGITAL EDITION Publications
    ENVIRONMENT TIMES - LATEST DIGITAL EDITION

    Environment Times... Printed since 1993 and now also digital - read latest issue below

    Cover story – 'Splashes' on water quality - Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the health of our rivers?.

    CLICK 
    HERE TO FLICK THROUGH THE MAGAZINE

    Also....

  • Bradshaw battery operated tow tractor Transport
    Bradshaw battery operated tow tractor

    Bradshaw releases third generation T800 8-tonne battery operated tow tractor

    The four-wheel, 8-tonne tow tractor on the market, the T800 has been a popular model for more than 25 years. It is used for baggage towing in airports, line feed in manufacturing, waste movement, bin towing, and many other applications.

  • Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions Air Quality
    Panasonic - heating & cooling solutions

    Science & Technology Key for Better Indoor Air Quality

    To keep our minds sharp and our bodies healthy, we need to breathe in approximately 18kg of air a day. This is a lot of air, especially when you consider that we eat just 1.3kg of food and drink 1.4kg of water per day. A large proportion of this air is consumed within buildings that we live, work and sleep in, in fact, a report from the European Commission indicates that Europeans now spend up to 90% of their time inside.

  • Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX Energy & Resource Management
    Lord Redesdale answers frequent questions about EMEX

    Lord Redesdale, EMEX Conference Chair, says: "We have so much to discuss and achieve to drive forward energy efficiency and Net Zero," and has put together answers to the main questions raised about the well established EMEX exhibition and conference, which for 2021 takes place next Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at ExCeL in London's docklands. 

v ecohouse button

web mossborough spud field copy

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:24

Nearly plastic free affordable low carbon homes granted planning in Redditch

Accord Housing Association has secured planning permission for a ground breaking development of virtually plastic free affordable homes in Redditch.

Located on Edwards Street, the new homes are being built on the site of a former factory carpark and form part of a £25m regeneration scheme of affordable housing from Accord within Redditch town centre.

The virtually plastic free homes comprise of twelve 1 bedroom apartments which are being built by Accord using timber frame modern methods of construction from its LoCaL Homes factory.

Accord Plastic Free homes Redditch - Accord Housing AssociationCarl Taylor, Assistant Director New Business at Accord said: "We have been investing in low carbon housing solutions for many years. Our aim for these homes is to develop a low carbon, low plastic model for providing affordable homes on a large scale."

The new homes will have plastic free alternatives installed such as wooden kitchen units and window frames, wiring using a mineral based insulation rather than the usual plastic and solar thermal heating systems which will provide low running costs.

Carl added: "By reducing the use of materials that are not good for the environment both during manufacture and construction, we can change how we manufacture our homes, providing a more sustainable solution for future housing."

The project, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is the result of partnership working with Redditch Borough Council, and is part of the CHARM (Circular Housing Asset Renovation & Management) partnership, made up of representatives from four European countries: the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The project has received £1.2m EU funding from the INTERREG North West Europe funding partnership, allowing Accord to research the reduction and removal of plastic in a real world large scale project; paving the way for a future of plastic free construction.

Work is due to start on site in September 2020 and is expected to be completed by March 2022.