Sustainable Live-Work Space, Staffordshire - Overview
Gross Area: 50 to 99 square metres [sqm]
This unit is one of many new concept extensions we are involved in designing. It uses sheep’s wool insulation and features a green roof. Both of these aspects offer a sustainable, environmentally friendly approach to architecture.
There is a new incentive for clients to think and be environmental responsible. The Government's renewable energy policy aims to put the UK on a path to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. Thankfully significant carbon dioxide savings can be gained by displacing fossil fuels.
To date it is hard to find unobtrusive sustainable energy systems to be used in conservation areas and on listed buildings. The Ground Source Heat Pump changes that. It is a renewable energy source, acting as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel. This will provide a 100% solution to heating and hot water. As heat pumps do not require a flue there are no emissions of any sort.
The environmental benefits are the substantial reduction of carbon emissions. When combined with Juice by Npower, this can attains a carbon neutral solution.