The hard-standing areas have been designed by our in-house landscape architect to ensure that all surface water soaks away rather than discharges to the local sewer. In addition, large areas of soft landscaping will be restored with a sympathetic planting strategy.
The owners have now been living in the property since Nov 2018 and have reported zero heating use in this time with comfortable interior temperatures during the early summer months. As mentioned previously in the Summer Update 2018, The Passive Windows were directly imported from Polish Interiors and took a total of 5 days to arrive. This journey would have created a large amount of CO2 during the delivery process. Although, as expected, with the owners reporting that they have used zero heating since moving into the property in November 2018, the windows have helped contribute to the energy saving of the building’s lifetime.
Glenn Miles of Encon Associates explained “It is nice to see the design principles on paper working in the real world. So often houses get developed with passive measures only for them to be value engineered from the design. In this case I am glad to say the design has been taken right through to completion with great results”
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