E-newsflash October 2012
Welcome to The Tooley & Foster Partnership's Sustainability E-newsflash.
TFP scheme wins at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012
Following our recent Sustainability E-news, we are delighted to announce that we turned our Finalist position at the Sustainable Housing Awards into a WIN, beating stiff competition from more than 120 entrants from all around the country.
Our carbon neutral development of 16 houses and 12 flats at New Cranes Court in Basildon, for Swan Housing Group, won the ‘Sustainable Larger Housing Project of the Year’ category, sponsored by United House.
A traditional appearance and no solar panels were planning requirements at New Cranes Court due to the Listed Church nearby. Nonetheless the highest level (6) of the Code for Sustainable Homes was achieved with maximum points for Energy Efficiency, Water Usage, Surface Water Runoff, Waste Management, Pollution and Management. Other categories achieved between 60% and 95% of the maximum possible credits.
By avoiding solar panels, New Cranes Court shows that very eco-friendly buildings can be built in sensitive areas near historic buildings and in areas where more contemporary styled eco buildings would not be popular.
New Cranes Court Design Team
The efficiency of the New Cranes Court dwellings enabled a typical large 4 bedroom house to have calculated energy use a quarter of a typical efficient house built to current Building Regulations.
We extend our congratulations to other members of the Design & Build team: Denne Construction, Stewart Milne, Walker Associates, White Associates, BBS Environmental and Aquafuel Research.
If you would like to read more about this award-winning sustainable scheme please click HERE.
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