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Building a greener society – heat wave blues

Behind this summer’s clear skies, climate pressures are mounting. As areas of the UK look set to return to above-average temperatures, Ecology non-executive director, Alison ...

2 August 2018 Read more
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Earth Overshoot Day: how can we reduce the impact of our buildings?

As Earth Overshoot Day looms large, we consider five ways to improve the environmental performance of the UK’s homes and buildings.  Ongoing speculation about the trajectory ...

24 July 2018 Read more
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Home retrofit: we need to talk supply and demand

It’s World Green Building Week (24 – 30 September) and we ask Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UKGBC (UK Green Building Council), to share her views on how green mortgages ...

25 September 2018 Read more
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Ecology joins Europe-wide green mortgage scheme

Ecology has signed up to participate in the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. The scheme is part of the Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative which is looking at how ...

20 September 2018 Read more
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Straw bale building pioneers enter the Dragons Den

The profile of natural building and straw bale construction has received a big boost thanks to BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den. Barbara Jones and Eileen Sutherland of Straw Works pitched ...

4 September 2018 Read more
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Bank of England Base Rate Change

You may be aware that, on 2 August, the Bank of England announced an increase in its Base Rate to 0.75%. We are currently considering what this change means for our savings and ...

8 August 2018 Read more
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Latest Ecology News – our members’ newsletter

The latest issue of Ecology News, the newsletter for Ecology members, is now available to view here. The summer 2018 issue highlights how policymakers in the UK and Europe are ...

20 July 2018 Read more
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Join us at the launch screening of ‘Britain’s Housing Crisis – A People-Powered Solution?’

As part of our commitment to support community-led and affordable housing, we’re sponsoring the launch of Britain’s Housing Crisis – A People-Powered Solution?, a new ...

19 July 2018 Read more
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We’re supporting the Right to Build Expos

The Right to Build Expos are a series of regionally focused events running throughout the UK until 2019. Run in partnership with NaCSBA (the National Custom and Self Build ...

17 July 2018 Read more
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Ecology borrower wins property design award

Ecology borrower, Richard Clayson, is the proud winner in the RICS Awards 2018, South East. His project won the residential property category for his East Sussex Passivhaus ...

2 July 2018 Read more
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European Banks pilot green mortgages

Some of Europe’s largest banks are trialling new European criteria for energy efficiency mortgages. 37 banks across the region are participating in the pilot scheme, which has ...

17 June 2018 Read more