Category Archives: Building

UWL Sustainable Buildings Evening

If you attended our showing of Gasland 2 on Sunday, you may have met with the MSc. researchers from University of West London who are studying the adaptability of new and old houses to Climate-Change related weather patterns; e.g. more frequent and hotter heat-waves, and more extreme rainfall events.

Thanks if you agreed to help them with their research!

On Tuesday 25th March, UWL, conjunction with West London Business are holding an evening of talks about the work of the University in this area, covering energy efficiency and adaptability, and some of the state-of-the-art tools used for studying and planning adaptations.

The event is aimed at the Building Industry, but open to those with a strong interest in this area.

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm, at the St.Mary’s Road campus, with drinks and canapés after the talks in the award-winning Pillars restaurant (which, if you attended Edible Ealing’s 1st Birthday celebration, you know will be good!).

Tickets are free, but strictly require booking on a “first-come-first-served” basis.

Please contact Ali Bahadori-Jahromi at to book a place.

Transition Homes

Ealing Transition member Dora has started a fabulous blog  “West London Transition Homes” where she aims to collect and collate information helpful to those wanting to radically upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes, and has started with some great posts about the Varszegi family’s PassivHaus retrofit of their own ex-local authority 1930s semi in South Ealing.

The Varszegi’s now use 90% less gas than before the refit, and haven’t used the central heating for 18 months, but their home is a constant and comfortable 22°C! It’s almost certainly the most energy efficient home in West London.

See this month’s Ealing Council “Around Ealing” article for an interview with Dora, and visit the “West London Transition Homes” blog for more information.