Passive-On – Marketable passive homes for winter and summer comfort

Passive-On Project“Passive-On” is a European research project started in 2005 with a €714,000 budget and 50% of the said amount provided by an EU grant under the Intelligent Energy Europe SAVE program.
Its main goal is to promote the concept of the German Passivhaus standard protocol – which was developed for cold climates – and also its advantages when applied to hot climates. This article presents the standards of the Passivhaus protocol as they apply to hotter climes. Continue reading

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The Irish retrofitted bungalow that consumes less than a passive house

Green Apple AwardCarlow, a town situated about 80 kilometers from Dublin, is the site of the most energy-efficient 1970s bungalow in the country. Formerly, it was a typical energy-guzzling construction from the period with energy bills running to thousands of euro a year – today it consumes less energy yearly less than a passive house. Bills for all energy consumption including electrical appliances are in the region of several hundred euro only. This achievement was recognised when it received a Green Apple Award in 2013. Continue reading

World Water Day – what is it all about?

World Water Day

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. Continue reading

BioLogic honoured as Green World Ambassador 2014

Trophy and certificate presented to Dr. Douglas McMillan by Miss UK Green Queen Sophie DesbrowBioLogiQ, has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a prestigious ceremony on 11th November at the House of Commons in London.

This recognition comes as a result of its success in winning a Green Apple Award earlier this year for their “Optimised, Sustainable Engineering Solution” which upgraded a F-rated 1970s bungalow to A1 energy efficiency standard using improved insulation and underfloor heating powered by solar and photovoltaic systems. Continue reading

BioLogic wins Silver at the Green Apple Environment Award

Biologic with Doreen Lawrence-Green Apple Awards 2013BioLogiQ’s A1 Ratings solutions has won a Green Apple Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

The A1 Ratings solutions competed against more than 200 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment & Architectural Heritage.

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