Hewitt Studios Electric Car Charging Port

Hewitt Studios developing sustainable EV charging hub with integrated cafe/education space

Local architects Hewitt Studios are developing a sustainable EV charging with integrated cafe/education space called ‘K:Port’, which is designed to provide offer EV charging under an aesthetically pleasing canopy which incorporates solar PV and rain water harvesting. It is the first project for Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub run by Bath University. A video, explains the concept: […]

ECO Home Energy Efficiency Scheme - change in insulations measures 2013 to 2017

Household Energy Efficiency Installations down by 90% since 2014

The release of the Government’s “Household Energy Efficiency Statistics” today highlights a problem with the current programme of installing energy efficiency measures in homes. Cavity wall and loft insulation funded by energy companies under the ECO scheme are down 85% since their peak in 2014. The problem was largely caused by the failure of the […]

BNES Placemaking Policy SCR1 10pct

Impact of B&NES Placemaking Plan SCR1 Renewable Energy Policy

Since B&NES Placemaking Plan was adopted in July policy SCR1  which requires large developments (10 or more homes) to deliver properties which out-perform minimum Building Regulation carbon emissions by 10% delivered by renewable technologies, we have been objecting to planning applications which don’t meet this policy. Almost all of the planning applications made by developers […]

BNES Energy At Home Scheme

Bath Energy At Home Scheme: non-means tested insulation grants

If you interested in improving the insulation of your home, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s ‘Energy At Home’ Scheme  continues to offer free advice and non-means tested grants for: Loft insulaiton Room in roof insulation Cavity wall insulation Solid wall insulation Additionally they offer means tested support for replacement gas boilers and electric storage […]

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Parking Strategy Consultation

Bath and North East Somerset Council have recently launched 2 consultation relating to transport in central Bath: Bath Air Quality Action Plan (deadline 26 Nov 2017) Parking Strategy (deadline 23 Oct 2017) Parking Strategy Consultation This consultation is to help formulate a long-term plan for parking in Bath, and includes: Parking Standards for new developments; Public off‐street parking including Park and Ride; Public on‐street parking and Residents parking zones; Private off‐street parking; Parking Charges; […]