UK’s Biggest Zero Carbon Homes Project Gets “Go” Sign

February 10, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

United Kingdom’s biggest zero carbon homes development project was given a “go” signal by the Peterborough City planners. The construction for the zero carbon homes is said to start as developer, Morris Homes is given the approval to build about 295 new homes, which will located at 17-acre former factory site.

UK’s Biggest Zero Carbon Homes Project Gets “Go” Sign

While, the construction on 17 new council homes that have green sustainable designs has begun in Crook, a market town in County Durham, England. The new council homes are said to generate and save their own energy, which will reduce about 15 percent of carbon dioxide emissions compared to the residential units they had replaced.

The 295 zero carbon homes are said to incorporate advanced construction technologies and architectural design to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Morris Homes, the zero carbon homes’ developer will be constructing the residential project up to the Code for Sustainable Homes’ Level 6, and will work with Browne Smith Baker and Barnes Walker — a sustainable architect.

According to a report, about 40 percent of the zero carbon homes will re for offered for rent or shared ownership under the Homes and Community Agency, which will also provide funding for the project.

The residential development will offer 90 three-bedroom homes, 63 two-bedroom homes, and 68 four-bedroom home units. A 74 two-bedroom apartments will also be constructed in a seven-storey building, which will sit on a 3,000 square feet food store.

The executive director for the HCA, Terry Fuller said, the zero carbon homes is a good new for the people of Peterborough and the green industry.

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