February 2011 - Carbon Mixer® 2 launched at Ecobuild! Carbon Mixer has for three years been a popular easy to use tool for rapidly generating energy strategies for new and existing buildings. Used by anyone involved with building design and refurbishment including ZedFactory, Harvard University and the BRE, it enables users to ditch those complex spreadsheets and complete a weeks worth of analysis in minutes. The new Carbon Mixer 2 is a fully upgraded version of the software to be released at EcoBuild 2011. Many new features and an updated user interface make tasks such as: developing strategies to meet code for sustainable homes, and assessing feasibility of feed-in tariff projects as quick and easy task. For a quick demonstration - view the online demonstration videos at demonstration videos.
October 2010 - Carbon Mixer NE is the software solution within the National Renewables Energy Centre (Narec) free micro-renewables toolkit. Comprising of Carbon Mixer software and a guidance document, the toolkit will assist North East local government, architects and planners with issues of sustainable buildings. It was launched in Durham on Wednesday the 29th September.
October 2010 - BG&A are now working with key suppliers such as Solaglas and PhotonStar LED to provide more accurate data within the Carbon Mixer database. This new level of detail will allow users to compare, source and specify the real product solutions that meet both performance and payback criteria quickly and easily. The new version will include links to and images of the products as well as a specifier's product report.
March 2010 - Exhibiting at ecobuild at Earl's Court London, 2nd-4th March.Come and see us on the Zedfactory stand where we will be helping to explain the RuralZed approach.
February 2010 - Carbon Mixer® for school children is being developed for the North East local authorities. This will be release in the spring term.
January 2010 - BG&A expand to take on more forms of BREEAM assessment for commercial and residential buildings, specialising in Code For Sustainable Homes work.
October 2009 - Harvard University take Carbon Mixer licences and use the software with bespoke weather data.
August 2009 - More universities now use Carbon Mixer with Heriot Watt and Oxford Brookes recently taking subscriptions.
March 2009 - Exhibiting at ecobuild. Come and see us on the Zedfactory stand where we will be helping to explain the RuralZed approach.
October 2008 - Carbon Mixer® 1.1 released with enlarged data-base, improved functionality and the latest Windows/MS Office interfacing and reporting capability.
August 2008 - Four page article in Construct Ireland describing Carbon Mixer and the process of considering energy in building design from many perspectives (planning, carbon emissions, initial costing, annual costing, years to pay back).
June 2008 - Carbon Mixer is adopted as a training tool on Renewable Energy MSc Courses at the Graduate School for the Environment in Machynlleth, Wales.Learn More
May 2008 - BG&A present to a large and lively audience at the ITFMA (Irish Timber Framed Manufacturers Association) in Dublin. Discussions include the need for a more visual front end for the new Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP), used for all planning applications for new homes to calculate Building Energy Ratings (BER), and interfacing this with Carbon Mixer type scenario analysis.
February 2008 - BG&A present Low Carbon Building Physics to capacity audiences at Eco-Build, Earls Court. This is part of the Zero Carbon House theme which includes a zero carbon house built in the exhibition hall by www.zedfactory.com. See a time lapse video of the house being built.
November 2007 - Carbon Mixer database updated with components necessary for code for sustainable homes outline calcs. Database also updated to include leisure facilities (pools, ice rinks, sports halls, etc)
Oct 2007 - The ZEDbook published; Bill Dunster, Bobby Gilbert, Craig Simmons.
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Sept 2007 - Carbon Mixer version 1.0 Released. See the download page for details of the free trial.
August 2007 - Low Carbon Assessment CPD course launched. Strong demand following positive feedback from initial sessions. Contact us for more information.
July 2007 - Carbon Mixer North East released to the North East Assembly and One North East Development Agency.