Building profiles

Solar House

Solar House

Built by a consortium led by Caplin Homes, the Solar House was constructed in 2013 as an exemplar project to demonstrate to members of the building sector that zero-carbon buildings are not just possible but are also affordable and economically viable.

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Key facts:

Location:

Leicestershire

CO₂:

Achieved: 0.32kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Timber frame

Technologies:

PV-T Panels, Energy Earth Bank, MVHR SolarWall

Rowner Project - Apartments Block C

‘Block C’ is part of the Rowner Regeneration scheme, a development located in Gosport, Hampshire which will provide 700 dwellings by 2017. The three story, twelve flat block was the first development in the UK to be built specifically to the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) and alongside another identical block, built to the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) level 3 energy requirements, forms the basis of the Rowner Research project.

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Key facts:

Location:

Gosport

CO₂:

17.6 kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Masonry (thin-joint)

Technologies:

Gas Boiler, MVHR

Chobham Manor

Chobham Manor LLP is a new development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will deliver 850 new homes, with additional commercial spaces, as part of the Chobham Manor development over 3 phases. All homes at Chobham Manor are being built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 with an additional 26 exemplar homes; built to CSH Level 5 being delivered during the first two phases. These homes will achieve Zero Carbon standards through onsite measures alone.

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ZCH-Profile-ChobhamManor.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

London

CO₂:

6.13 kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Traditional Masonry, Concrete frame

Technologies:

District Heat Network, Mechanical Extract Ventilation, MVHR, PV, Biomass

Town Street

emh homes have taken the lessons learned from their earlier development of nine units built to Passivhaus standards in nearby Hart Lea, and used them to develop the larger site at Town Street, Sandiacre. This consists of thirty-six houses and four flats all to the same Passivhaus fabric specification. Four of these are to be Passivhaus certified, while the rest have been constructed to exactly the same specification. Delivery of these design standards means occupants and landlord can expect comfortable and reliable housing with extremely low energy bills.

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ZCH-Profile-TownStreet.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

East Midlands

CO₂:

12.5 kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Timber frame

Technologies:

Gas Condensing Boiler, MVHR

Tattenhoe Park

Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes, was a development scheme secured through a Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) tender process in 2011. David Wilson Homes South Midlands and Barratt Homes Northampton commenced work on site in 2013. The scheme includes a total of 154 units, combining a range of sizes and configurations, including 24 affordable apartments, of mixed tenure.

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ZCH-Profile-TattenhoePark.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

Milton Keynes

CO₂:

12.39 kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Masonry

Technologies:

PV, Gas Boiler

Dormont Estate

Dormont Park is one of the first multi-unit Passivhaus developments in Scotland and comprises eight semidetached houses designed for long term affordable rent. The project was part of Scottish Government’s Rural Homes for Rent pilot programme, which was aimed at encouraging private investment to deliver affordable housing in rural areas. Delivery of the Passivhaus design standards means occupants and the Estate can expect quality, comfortable housing, with low energy bills.

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Key facts:

Location:

Scotland

CO₂:

4.81 kg - 5.68CO2/m2/year

Construction:

Timber frame

Technologies:

MVHR, Solar Panel, Wood Stove

Killynure Green

Killynure Green forms part of PDP London’s phased masterplan (for 65 homes), which won an international design competition in 2010. The masterplan proposes a journey of spatial events through the site around which a series of housing clusters layer into the landscape creating a variety of private, semi-private and public open spaces. The competition was organised by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), and funded by the Department for Social Development. Phase 1 completed in October 2015.

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Profile-KillynureGreen.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

Northern Ireland

CO₂:

3.38-10.11 kgCO2/m2/yr

Construction:

Timber frame

Technologies:

MVHR, Solar Panels, Wintergardens

Middleton Hall - The Waterside

The Waterside is thought to be the first zero carbon retirement development in the UK. Offering a range of 35 spacious, carbon-neutral, independent-living bungalows for over-55s, the new community sits within picturesque landscaped grounds of the award-winning Middleton Hall Retirement Village. Dwellings are designed to the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) and to the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Level 6. Bungalows are available in a range of Arts-and-Crafts inspired, low-maintenance designs. 

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ZCH-Profile-MiddletonHall.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

Middleton

CO₂:

-15.01 kg/CO2/yr

Construction:

Masonry

Technologies:

PV, MVHR

North West Bicester Eco-Town

North West Bicester is the UK’s first Eco-town, designed to meet the original Eco-town Planning Policy Statement (PPS) requirements, which includes delivering “true zero carbon” homes. To be “true zero carbon” means taking into account emissions related to both regulated energy (space heating, hot water, lighting and ventilation) and unregulated energy use (such as appliances and cooking).

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ZCH-Profile-NORTH WEST BICESTER ECO-TOWN.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

Bicester

CO₂:

19.6 kgCO2/m2/year

Construction:

Timber frame

Technologies:

MVHR, MEV, District Heat Network, PV

Merryweather Place

Greenwich Commercial Centre is one of several of Galliard’s contributions to the renewal of the Greenwich High Road area. It is a diverse mixed-use development, uniting commercial and residential builds. The mix of 156 commercial units and 150 room hotel, 164 private and affordable apartments, is spread over 3 1/2 acres . The development was subject to the requirements of Approved Document L 2006, the London Plan and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

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Profile-MerryWeatherPlace.pdf

Key facts:

Location:

London

CO₂:

15.45 kg/CO2/m2

Construction:

Traditional

Technologies:

Community Biomass Boiler

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