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The 20/20 House Part 11 – Locating Services

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.     In November I spent 2 weeks doing some further professional development and did the PassivHaus/ Passive House Designer course. Although a lot of the...

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Specifying Sustainable Materials

    What makes a material environmentally friendly and what makes it green? Choosing materials for a building requires careful consideration of products and materials that have a reduced impact not just on the environment but also on the health of the...

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Optimal Use Of Thermal Mass

How to locate thermal mass Thermal mass needs to be situated correctly and needs to work in combination with passive solar design and good performing insulation, otherwise it can have negative effects and even increase the need for heating and cooling. Thermal mass...

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We believe in Design Flexibility

    I often get asked why all our homes look so differently. Or what our style is. Well, the answer is quite simple. We do specialise on energy efficient and sustainable homes, not a certain design style or look. We help others to live a more sustainable...

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The 20/20 House: Cost Saving Ideas – Kitchen

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.     Kitchen Ideas Life has been a bit crazy again at our house. We had backpackers staying with us. My niece arriving (who will be staying with us as an...

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