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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
     
    • CommentAuthorJoiner
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
     
    Great-nephew's wedding on Saturday and recovering from same on Sunday.
    • CommentAuthorSteveZ
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2012
     
    Delabole isn't far so I might go and 'admire' the wind turbines there. I hope there will be some better alternatives offered, although I suspect it will be mainly PV, ST and more wind turbines, HAWTs of course! The anaerobic digester people are giving a talk, but no-one is offering pyrolysis or geothermal yet.
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2012
     
    What day you thinking of going?
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    Just back from a great day at the Cornwall Renewable Energy Show 2012.
    Most exhibitors were PV, PT or biomass system installers etc.
    But a good few others, including Cornwall Council who organised the show (as far as I'm aware).
    I was mostly in the conference room with speakers on community renewable projects including speakers from WREN (Wadebridge), PURE & FREE (which are from 2 other Cornish areas.

    I'm at the early stages of setting up a transition / community renewable etc. project in my own Cornwall parish of Perranzabuloe and got lots of information and contacts.
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
     
    Wish I had known you were there, I spent way too long chatting to people I know and did not take much notice of what was actually being exhibited.
    I was very impressed by the Council stand/s, but then they have a good girl working for them now.
    The BC people where very good as well, got lots of free advice and offers of more if needed.

    Not sure about Mathews latest electric car, the diddy one though.
    • CommentAuthorseascape
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2012
     
    Just spent an hour there today. Got a quote for commission and supply of £5,700.00 for ASHP 6kW + 125l heat pump unvented stainless steel cylinder which has 60mm polyurethane insulation plus 75l buffer tank. Apparently I will get £850.00 RHPP and supplier will give me £150.00. So does that mean the system should cost £4,700.00 and with grants etc it should cost £3,700.00.....

    Agree that Cornwall Council stand was very good - had a series of Renewable Energy Planning guidance notes, ie the development of heat pumps, solar pv and thermal, AD, hydro,biomass and deep geothermal all available to down load from their website. Had good stuff for self builders re building control, LABC guides and pre-application Planning and Building Control Advice.

    Didn't try the coffee though.

    I spoke to a planner about the thorny issue of installing domestic renewables on properties in an AONB - he said it's a national problem, but I should look for either Local Development Orders or Neighbourhood Development Orders - in some cases these extend certain development rights to a given area ie Penzance apparently
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    One small negative comment about the otherwise superb event.
    - no recycling for waste, just one big bin for all rubbish.
    - seperate bins for next years event would be a nice little touch / improvement.
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