TITLE

Government announces drive for eco-towns

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Utility Week;7/27/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the confirmation by the British government of a major drive to build more houses, some of which will be built in new so-called eco-towns. Ministers launched a raft of proposals and decisions which included new standards for water efficiency in new homes and confirmed that all new homes would be zero carbon within a decade.
ACCESSION #
26164980

 

Related Articles

  • Code for Sustainable Homes 'flawed.'.  // WET News: Water & Effluent Treatment News;Nov2008, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p3 

    The article considers the allegation of the Good Homes Alliance (GHA) that the Code for Sustainable Homes will have no impact on water consumption. The group believes the code is forcing developers to install impractical fittings by considering the performance of the entire household rather than...

  • Challenges of Achieving Domestic Water use Efficiency: The Role of Water Demand Management in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Madebwe, V.; Madebwe, C. // Advances in Environmental Biology;Sep2011, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p3397 

    The paper examined the role of water demand management instruments to achieve domestic water use efficiency in Gweru. Household water consumption histories were reconstructed using monthly household water consumption records for 2005 to 2010. Background characteristics of household heads were...

  • Waterwise seeks a new role after 2010. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;11/28/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 28, p39 

    The article reveals that water efficiency group Waterwise is working on a strategy for continuing with a slightly different remit, according to director Jacob Tompkins. Tompkins said the group's new job would be to ensure the British government maintained its focus on water. He noted that it was...

  • Home and dry. Turner, Joanne // Utility Week;1/26/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 17, p16 

    The article highlights the issues associated with a consultation paper on water efficiency in new homes in Great Britain. It is said that the Water Fittings Regulations are there mainly to prevent cross-contamination and backflow, not water efficiency. Claire Holmes, senior water consultant at...

  • Ministers float water-saving standards.  // Utility Week;1/12/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 15, p9 

    The article focuses on a set of minimum standards for water efficiency in new homes and new commercial buildings in England being proposed by British ministers. The proposed standards were designed to underpin the voluntary standards for water efficiency floated by the government in its proposed...

  • Responsibility Lacking, Not H20. Jackson, Joel // Golfdom;Apr2005, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p20 

    Focuses on the impact of the lack of responsibility in water use by homeowners and municipalities on water management in the U.S. Reason behind the shortage in cheap accessible water in regional areas; Response of the mass media to the water management efforts of the golf and agriculture...

  • Energy Efficiency: The Green Catalyst. Wagner, John D. // Qualified Remodeler;Apr2008, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p24 

    The article presents a suggestion on how to build and design a project with a high-integrity, thermal envelope that controls moisture, maintains good indoor air quality and cuts down on fuel consumption or carbon footprints. It notes that building quality, low-toxic homes is vital nowadays,...

  • How low can you go? Lawson, Trevor // Green Futures;Oct2007, Issue 66, p32 

    The article focuses on the challenge posed by English Partnerships for developers to design and build flagship zero-carbon and low-carbon communities. The competition is all about getting the housing industry in Great Britain to meet the government's 2016 target. Bristol and Peterborough are the...

  • Whitehall watch. Madden, Peter // Green Futures;Oct2007, Issue 66, p33 

    The article discusses the emerging battle between the British government who wants to build more houses and those who are advocating the importance of the environment. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has set a target of building three million extra homes by 2020 in a bid to address house...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics