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Government Announces €130m for Programmes to Target Fuel Poverty

Minister for Energy, Alex White, announced new plans to help reduce fuel poverty in Ireland with €130m in new funding as part of the Government's Capital Investment Plan. This funding is in addition to the €310m already allocated for energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes. The new funding will specifically target those experiencing or at risk…
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To Make Cities More Sustainable, Let Go of Tradition

To make things right, Metcalf argues inDemocratic by Design, we need to make more and better use of alternative institutions like cooperatives and community land trusts to help build more sustainable, socially responsible, and prosperous communities. Drawing from his experience as an urbanist and one of the founders of the car-sharing movement in North America,…
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Oregon Church Recognized for Sustainable Design

Built by Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co. and designed by Hacker Architects for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, the church incorporates a 260-seat sanctuary featuring a minister and choral platform, various classrooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices and support facilities—including a commercial kitchen. “Sustainability and the church design’s theme of rock, light and air go hand-in-hand,” Richard Young, executive…
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Sustainable Heroes transforms housing complex

Volunteers swarmed the Aster Gardens Transitional Housing complex in Escondido, California on November 21-22 in order to assist in creating a beautiful space for those that were formerly homeless and/or in great need. Landscaping expert and TV host Ahmed Hassan joined ‘Sustainable Heroes’ co-founder Duane Draughon, owner and Outdoor Living Designer at VizX Design Studio.…
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Give your house a hat

My bedroom was one of the coldest rooms in my old house. And it was cold in most part by design – there was virtually no attic space above it, which meant it had little ceiling insulation. Whatever heat got into the place soon went up and out. Leigh Bond says he had the same…
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