Tuesday, November 18, 2008

News: Rotherham's sustainable future


The innovative eco-homes at Henley Rise, Rotherham have been awarded the Sustainable Futures Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The project by the South Yorkshire Housing Association provides 23 timber-framed affordable homes at Masbrough. The properties are superinsulated to minimise heat loss and for most of the year, heat from lights and appliances will provide enough warmth without the need to use central heating. All the properties benefit from a complete solar roof generating 3000KW of electricity per property and providing at least two thirds of the hot water needed by the household. When put in place this was the largest installation of its kind in the UK. The Bond Bryan designed "Factory of the Future" at the Advanced Manufacturing Park was also shortlisted in the same category at RIBA's Yorkshire White Rose Awards.
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