Step by step we’ve worked to make our buildings better and better. We can now build exciting plus-energy buildings that can produce twice as much energy as the occupants need and that perform and feel comfortable on little or no grid energy – even in the depth of a cold winter. We are pioneering the concept of ‘house as power-station.’ We are experts in some of Europe’s most advanced modular, ecological construction techniques as well as traditional construction in lightweight and heavyweight materials.

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) briefing document published today.

  • Massive savings to households
  • Health benefits
  • Saving the equivalent of six nuclear power stations
  • Up to £47 billion investment benefits
London Bridge Staircase

 

New London Bridge Staircase was opened on Monday by the Lord Mayor of London, Jeffrey Evans, together with Michael Welbank MBE, and blessed with holy water by Cardinal Rector Philip Warner of St Magnus the Martyr.

Peter Cook has just produced another remarkable set of photographs for us, showing how the urban quality of the north end of Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, in East London, has been transformed by our low energy development, which combines traditional fabric materials, modern techniques, a significant enhancement of conditions for biodiversity, and a massive increase in commercial and lettable floor space for the benefit of the freeholder, a property investment trust.

This all-electric, Plus Energy Passive House home is perhaps the most advanced, high performance new house in the UK. It has been designed to produce two and a half times more energy in a year than it consumes. Crucially, because it is a Passive House, even its winter energy demand is small. With the addition of a 12kWp photovoltaic array to harvest solar energy, together with 12kWh of battery storage, this home is almost completely energy-independent and even in the most extreme winter conditions has an 80% lower peak-energy demand from the grid than an ordinary house. 

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