LEDs coming of age

LED Halogen comparison

One of these is LED

I just installed a new cooker hood to experiment with recirculation options. When researching I noticed that some of the more expensive options included ‘Eco-LED lights’ as a key feature. I opted for a model with halogens and hoped that I could modify the fittings to accept a GU10 LED. Continue reading

New Website

Elemental Solutions old website

The old website

I finally made the move to WordPress to make it easier to update. I plan to add some useful and hopefully interesting items over the next few weeks but for now there may still be a few issues that I need to fix as I struggle to understand CSS and child themes. Keith at Wiser Hosting has been brilliant in helping me make the move and it has been a pleasure dealing with a small business rather than my previous faceless hosting company.

Passivhaus schools

Bushbury Passivhaus School, Winter sunWe are now working on our fourth Passivhaus school (see the projects page), all with Architype.

We would have liked our first Passivhaus project to be a small house but 3 schools are what came along and we decided to bite the bullet.

This video from the 2011 UK Passivhaus Conference explains some of the approach. With Jonathan Hines (Architype) and Matt Wisdom (Thomas Vale).