Articles and technical manuals by ech2o
- Changes to Part G Building Regulations. Green Building Magazine, Summer 2010. Cath Hassell casts a critical eye over the revisions to part G of the Building Regulations, especially the requirement for “water smart” new homes.
- Practice Profile: ech2o - Consultancy that’s a fount of environmental wisdom and inspiration. Cath Hassell talks about her career and provides advice for students in specifying energy efficient and water efficient technologies. Get Sust Newsletter May 2010.
- To Flush Or Not to Flush? Published 14th September 2009. Cath Hassell replies to Paul Hinkin on Footprint: Hattie Hartman's Sustainability Blog
- Green Roofs - a CIBSE Knowledge Series publication
“What a first class and informative read…a superb example of technical, to the point, writing” Sandy Patience, Editor at GreenSpec.
- Water and the Code for Sustainable Homes. The Code for Sustainable Homes is designed to reduce water consumption as well as CO2 emissions from a dwelling. But, as the article explains, this will not necessarily be the outcome in homes built to meet levels 5 and 6. Published Oct 2008 in Green Building Magazine.
- Simple Saving. Cath Hassell explains the extent of water, carbon and cost savings that can be achieved by specifying water efficient products in both new and existing buildings. - Published Feb 2007 in Public Sector and Local Govt Building Magazine.
- The Green Electricity Illusion - an analysis of why specifying electric space heating and signing up to a green electricity tariff is one of the poorest design choices an architect can make. Written with David Olivier and published in Building for a Future (now Green Building) magazine, Spring 2006.
- Save Rainwater - Save Money!. Written in 2001 when Cath was working at Construction Resources, this article about rainwater harvesting system sizing and design is still relevant today.