Changes for our environmental home
Recognising that site conditions change, and the constant changing environment, we need to develop new technologies that benefit both us and our climate.
Personal preferences differ, so we have developed a range of systems that allows for different configurations of systems working together, with each option achieving a Zero Carbon Home.
Our strategy favours a balance of active environmental technologies and passive ones that vary depending on site and orientation.
As a direct result our home is environmentally adaptive to its location. It features the choice between different environmental system configurations, each working together to achieve Zero Carbon performance.
The design, construction and choice of materials are relatively conventional, techniques that can easily be embraced by the current building industry.
We’ve focused on simple but extremely effective techniques to maximise the thermal efficiency of the house, such as thermal mass, super insulation and passive solar design.
Built to achieve a Zero Carbon footprint, our homes embody an environmental strategy to which technologies are key.
Firstly energy demand is reduced, secondly energy needs are met on site, and thirdly resources are used responsibly, both in construction and in day-to-day performance.
The roof matters
The roof, landscape and drainage design also takes into account Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS), to provide an alternative approach to minimise localised flooding and water pollution.
Roofing maintenance is essential in an eco-friendly home as the roof is used for all sorts – from the use of solar panels, to tanks and pipes etc all produced by the sun.