Blog posts by Mike Pepler

Mike Pepler
By Mike Pepler, Ashden UK Awards Manager
Buildings often fail to perform the way they were designed and built to work - so what can be done about it?
Mike Pepler
By Mike Pepler, Ashden UK Awards Manager
At Ashden, we’re always interested in data, whether it’s the number of UK cavity wall insulations completed in the past year, how many people are using improved cookstoves in East Africa or how much energy a school has saved through a behaviour change campaign. It’s only by capturing and analysing data that you know whether your work is delivering the desired results or not, and it’s something we always look for in applicants for the Ashden Awards.
Mike Pepler
By Mike Pepler, Ashden UK Awards Manager
More than a third of UK greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, so it’s vital to make sure that new buildings are efficient. But construction itself also causes emissions, so it is important that building materials have low ‘embodied’ emissions, as well as reducing emissions in use.