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04.10.19 Successful World first at South East Construction Expo

A one-bedroom apartment block was built in just under six hours (5 hours, 55 minutes and 7 seconds) in a world first construction demonstration, last Thursday 26 September at the ...
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30.09.19 Using new technologies, Brexit Britain will build the cutting-edge homes of the future

Using more technology we could cut energy use, create highly-skilled jobs and build a new export market. https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Daily-Telegraph-blog.docx ...
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20.08.19 Timber Glulam withstand a burnout fire

A fire test shows that glulam structures can be designed to maintain their load-bearing capacity throughout a burnout fire. This allows for greater use of glulam in tall buildings. You ...
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20.08.19 World’s Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s ...
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20.08.19 Growing opportunities for specifying timber

Wood, the world’s oldest and most traditional building material, is increasingly being re-evaluated as a modern-day first choice for both structural and interior applications across domestic and commercial buildings. For ...
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08.06.19 UK unveils Green Finance Strategy to drive progress towards net-zero goal

The UK Government has unveiled its highly anticipated Green Finance Strategy, outlining how the finance sector and better climate disclosure from corporates can drive progress towards wider action on climate ...
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15.05.19 The State of Ecotourism

Scientific research proves that the state of the world is in peril. Take for instance, the environment. Already biodiversity has been reduced to the lowest levels in human history. We ...
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15.05.2019 Three quarters would consider new build HBF

Three quarters of those seeking a home would consider buying new, according to a survey compiled for the Home Builders Federation. You can read more about it here: https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PR-HBF-new-home-demand.pdf ...
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20.03.19 The government launches green incentive

The government will introduce a Future Homes Standard as part of its action to create a “carbon neutral future,” the chancellor Philip Hammond said March 13. As part of his ...
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19.03.19 PassivPod gains another award

PassivPod awarded the title of: 2019 Award for Excellence in Sustainable Accommodation - UK ...
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12.03.19 University graduate support for www.PassivPod.co.uk at Futurebuild Excel London

Thank you, Latoya for all her help at Futurebuild Excel London! https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Graduate-experience-with-Passiv-Pod.docx ...
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05.03.19 PassivPod is now a member of the Structural Timber Association

PassivPod has now become a member of the Structural Timber Association. We are actively seeking industry partners to assist with the structural design, prototyping and fabrication of the PassivPods. https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/STA-Member-benefits.pdf ...
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23.10.18 Guest Post – How wood can help us build a sustainable future

Going with the grain by New Generation Plantations on Exposure ...
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24.9.18 Government fund makes £1b available to SME housing developers

Some good news for SME housing developers. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced last week that the government is launching the Housing Delivery Fund in partnership with Barclays and Homes England ...
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17.9.18 PassivPod team attends South East Construction Expo 2018

Last week, PassivPod directors Clive Bonny and Mark Pellant joined hundreds of construction industry professionals at the South East Construction Expo 2018 at the South of England Event Centre. The ...
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11.9.18 PassivPod director Clive is speaking at Construction Expo 2018

PassivPod directors Clive Bonny and Mark Pellant will be attending the South East Construction Expo 2018 at the South of England Event Centre on Thursday 13 September.  PassivPod director Clive ...
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10.9.18 PassivPod offers equity shares via Angel Investment Network

We're pleased to announce that PassivPod is now live on the Angel Investment Network and offering equity shares to investors.  Full details of this investment opportunity is available on this ...
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24.8.18 What do industry professionals think of PassivPod?

PassivPod's Clive and Issi attended a construction industry networking event in Brighton and asked industry professionals about their thoughts on PassivPod. We've edited their responses into a short one-minute clip ...
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15.8.18 How Government funding could boost the green economy

How should Government funding best be spent? The energy and sustainability news website edie.net explored five worthy areas of Government funding after the announcement that £1bn is going into innovative, ...
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26.7.18 Can sustainable mass timber buildings solve the energy crisis?

Maverick Baker, a writer and scientist, has penned an article for Interesting Engineering praising mass timber buildings as the key to solving the world's energy crisis. You can read the ...
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18.7.18 Brits inclined to choose manufacturers who use green energy

We all know that green energy is good for the planet, but if you're a business it's also good for your profits. A new consumer report commissioned by offshore wind ...
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2.7.18 PassivPod wins Construction Business of the Year 2018

We're delighted to announce that PassivPod has won Construction Business of the Year at the National Best New Business Awards 2018!  The National Best New Business Awards supports industrious, hardworking ...
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25.6.18 New report shows timber frame market set for impressive growth

A 230-page report by MTW Research – based on 80% of the timber frame market – found construction of timber buildings is set to top 60,000 units with orders exceeding £700m ...
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18.6.18 Galloway Activity Centre plans for world’s first PassivPod

Some exciting news! Hear from Richard Hermon, Director of Galloway Activity Centre, about why he plans to build the world's first PassivPod on the shores of the beautiful Loch Ken in ...
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13.5.18 Seahaven Business Awards 2018

We are proud to announce our Commercial Director, Clive Bonny, won Best Environmental Business of the Year Award at Friday's Seahaven Business Awards 2018. The Seahaven Business Awards recognise businesses ...
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6.4.18 We’re finalists at the National Best New Business Awards!

PassivPod has been shortlisted for Construction Business of the Year at the National Best New Business Awards 2018. The winners will be announced live at the awards ceremony in June, ...
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12.12.17 Corporate LiveWire Technology Awards 2017/2018

We are happy to announce that we have received the Innovation in Sustainable Accommodation Award, in this year's Technology Awards from Corporate LiveWire. The Corporate LiveWire judging panel believe that PassivPod is ...
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29.3.17 New visuals released of PassivPod garden office

We have been developing a new version of PassivPod: a garden office which will respond to the growing demand for home working and make use of the productivity benefits of Biophilic ...
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13.10.16 Exhibition at Clean Tech Investment Forum

On 27th September 2016, Koru architect Issi attended the Clean Tech Investors' Forum, organised by the Carbon Trust, holding an exhibition for PassivPod. The event was meant to promote the ...
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