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19 Jul 2016

#hottestdayoftheyear – temperature in new homes.

Yes, it is that day of the year when there should be a blog about overheating in homes, so here goes.
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13 Jul 2016

Influential group of MPs welcome Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark has been developed to address many of the problems highlighted in the APPG report.
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12 Jul 2016

Climate change risks and how HQM can help

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
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IMPACT
05 Apr 2016

eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant

  Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD www.etoolglobal.com  with IMPACT www.impactwba.com. eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental...
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05 Apr 2016

It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;

High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research.  According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a...
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04 Apr 2016

Home Improvement: Who, What and Why?

Country cottage, Victorian terrace or modern purpose built apartment, what kind of home do you live in and how does it work for you? Would you like to move to a bigger place or are you improving your current home so that it better suits your lifestyle. We are interested in...
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08 Mar 2016

All the action from Day 1 of Ecobuild #betterhomes

[View the story “All the action from Day 1 of Ecobuild #betterhomes” on Storify]
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04 Mar 2016

Sunshine and Blue Skies for the launch of the Zero Bills Home on the BRE Innovation Park

[View the story “Launch of Zero Bills Home on the BRE Innovation Park” on Storify]
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02 Mar 2016

Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark

Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark Like many sectors, the housebuilding industry has challenges when it comes to workmanship, quality and performance.  In developing the Home Quality Mark (HQM), we have widened the debate around what is meant by...
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26 Feb 2016

Indoor and outdoor air pollution – how can Home Quality Mark reduce the number of deaths?

As a new dad, you tend to sit up when headlines talk of 40,000 deaths due to the air we breathe.  The recent report by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is quite stark about all the different pollutants, where they come from and how...
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