Net Zero Emissions
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Little changes can have a big impact. By using sustainable timber instead of MDF for skirting boards and architraves and low VOC paint on internal and external walls, we’ve reduced the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These can be harmful to construction workers and occupants, and can have a damaging effect on the environment. So you can breathe a little easier knowing nobody’s health is any worse off.
Good things come in small packages. This innovative home aims to have net-zero emissions and be water self-sufficient; as well as minimise waste. Modest in proportions, but ambitious in intent, the Net-zero Emissions Home will challenge the way the building industry thinks about homes.
Showcasing leading-edge design and technologies, this home will bring its innovations into the mainstream. It will put a new face on the current perception of a truly sustainable home, proving that sustainability and style can go hand in hand.
Just some of its features will include a photovoltaic system to generate energy from the sun, onsite grey water recycling and a productive garden.
The Net Zero Emissions home is also a fully adaptable house. An Adaptable House is one which is able to respond effectively to changing household needs without requiring costly and energy intensive alterations.