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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2020
     
    Despite many of the media having for instance toughened up policy to call it 'global heating' instead of wishy washy 'global warming', even the Guardian seems to make a point of dumbing-down reports into lazy ('populist'?) language, when their hacks surely know better by now. In
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/07/legal-action-threatened-over-boris-johnsons-unlawful-green-recovery-plans
    "... would need to be carried on in future years to refit all of the UK’s draughty housing stock"

    Draughty? Second time I've seen that in two days. Is that really the most informative, educative word for it? Is that really all that even Guardian readers can understand in one word?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2020
     
    Well they claim to be simply reporting what 'Campaigners' said, but since they don't say which campaigners said it, it's pretty difficult to figure out whether the campaigners used that word or if the grauniad paraphrased them.

    Where was the other place you saw it?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2020
     
    It probably started with me 🙂 many newly built homes are very draughty and all of them will need retrofitting by 2050.

    DraughtProofing is the most cost effective second action, number one being switch it off. Simple, accessible, High return on investment, fast payback, easy, effective .... the list goes on.

    https://readinguk.org/draughtbusters/
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2020 edited
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/environmental-experts-dismayed-by-details-of-johnsons-new-deal
    "Missing from the prime minister’s speech were much-trailed plans to boost energy efficiency through a national programme of home insulation, which was a £9.2bn Conservative manifesto pledge. The UK has the most inefficient housing stock in Europe, and renovating draughty homes would reduce people’s energy bills, improve living conditions, and cut carbon emissions. However, a report in the Financial Times suggested Dominic Cummings was against the programme."
    As if inefficient = draughty. Could at the v least said 'cold, draughty ...'.
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2020
     
    Posted By: fostertoma report in the Financial Times suggested Dominic Cummings was against the programme.


    well, dominic cumming's cottage is already GREEN...

    gg
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: fostertomCould at the v least said 'cold, draughty ...'.

    'Cold and draughty' seems to be the preferred description of the left-wing* climate campaigners, so it's not too surprising to see it in the grauniad.

    * left-wing as judged from the presence of adjacent words such as '... less support amongst the centre-right ...'
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