Blog from the wingtip part 5 : Le LEAF and the Peripheriques

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  In September 2015 I set off for the first LEAF trip to my cosy gite in the Vendée, France – had a plumber booked to civilise its bathroom and, well, I just get itchy feet every couple of months. My Leaf doesn’t have Tesla’s battery power. My NEXT Leaf might though (can’t imagine owning an ICE again) as the …

View from a wingtip – part 4 – Le LEAF learns French

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So then Le LEAF and I went to France, but not without HOURS of research. I know the route(s) pretty well as my destination is my gite in the Vendée which I have owned and loved for a dozen years. These days there’s a good Autoroute network from Dieppe, via an easy ferry out of Newhaven. All I had to …

Blog from the wingtip – part 2 – learning a LEAF

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Frances’s adventures with EV – part 2 I’ve been both triumphant and desperate, without actually having to call up a flatbed for rescue. However I am writing this a couple of hours drive south of the Loire so I am successfully getting about a bit.. and I love this car! Here’s my early learning curve: 😀 GOOD 😟 BAD Once …

View From a Wingtip – Preview & Leaf 01

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Preview A change of viewpoint for this Bright Green Homes blog: Alex is deep in running our green and ethical contracting company in this tough (carbon centric) economy and riding the ebb and flow of any normal business. Meanwhile I am winging along a bit easier these days, so I’m*  going to take over the blog slot and also broaden the subject …

Eco Technology Show 2015

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This year Bright Green Homes is exhibiting at the Eco Technology Show 2015 at the AMEX stadium – booth W23. If you have a project to discuss – bring along some plans or just your ideas and chat with our eco refurbishment experts. Also Alex – one of the partners will be giving a talk on the Thursday (11th) 11.20-11.50 …

7 Green Building Materials That Could Change Your Home

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When you think about greenhouse emissions, you probably imagine large factories, spewing enormous quantities of volatile gases. In reality, large part of the greenhouse footprint is generated by the buildings. While some of the emissions are a result of regular operational needs like electricity and heating, the production and transportation of building materials also adds up sufficiently to the negative …

Its Easy Being Green

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Here’s an article from a Guest Blogger – Jelena Djurdjevic Though it is not always what people consider when building or buying a house, the environmental, health, and economic benefits of a green home are huge. The world is starting to realise the need for sustainability, and green building is a big part of that. During the process of green building, …