We are excited to announce that the second phase of our “Fairglen Eco Homes” project with Percy Williams & Sons has been submitted for detailed planning. The first phase of 8 private and 5 affordable homes set a very high benchmark for the region in 2007, and was in the words of the Carbon Trust :
“an exemplar low-energy development that far exceeds the energy standards for Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, individual houses achieving reductions in carbon emissions of up to 75%.”
Ten years on we are now looking to go even further with Phase 2. The scheme will provide 17 new family homes built to the Passivhaus standard to hopefully achieve over 80% lower heating bills (over a standard build), potentially even higher reductions in carbon emissions and outstanding indoor comfort all year round. Construction is due to commence early 2016.