A DEVELOPMENT of three new eco-homes is “one of the greenest around,” says one real estate agent.
The Green Mews houses were built just off Hogarth Road in Hove, a site previously used by double garages and workshops.
After the building permit for the single-family houses was granted in 2017, the main building was erected in less than three weeks.
All three are two bedroom homes with an open plan living, dining and kitchen area.
The first floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom and a balcony area. Outside, each unit has a fixed area with an enclosure for bins and bicycles.
The primary goal was to be climate-neutral by the time the project was completed.
For this purpose, the developers decided to switch from an original concrete and steel concept to a construction made of cross laminated timber (CLT).
The properties have high performance insulation. A sedum roof contributes to the high level of insulation and contributes to the project’s biodiversity, while all plumbing and lighting fixtures have been chosen for their energy and water efficiency.
Since its completion, the program has been confirmed to far exceed carbon negative.
When building a brick house, between 50 and 80 tons of greenhouse gases are emitted. In the manufacture of these objects, five tons of CO2 were released during the manufacture and transport of the CLT building to the site.
They have eight solar panels with storage batteries, underfloor heating and 180mm of insulation on the exterior walls with cladding made from 90 percent recycled plastic, paper and wood.
A spokeswoman for Foster and Co real estate agents said the development is “one of the greenest in the area.”
“It’s positive for the local community and their future,” she said.
The development has also won a Midscale Residential Award from the Sussex Heritage Trust after the properties achieved an excellent EPC rating of A:102.
“That’s a rating I’ve personally never seen before, which is quite a triumph and one of the main goals of the development was to be carbon neutral, which they achieved,” added the spokeswoman.
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