With rising energy bills a concern for any tenant, the ability to generate more income through living in a zero-energy home can offset any worries about investing on a smart design. Financing such a project is the trickiest part but it has now been proven that the benefits and returns provide a viable and green future. A zero-energy building is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
The vision of developers, Green Construct Ltd, for their Meadowside development in Liphook, is to create nine unique net zero-carbon homes adjacent to the River Wey. The main pillars of the design are the reduction of the energy consumption/passive design and the minimisation of the consumption of water and carbon emissions regulated, unregulated and embodied.
This article was written for GRESB Insights by Greengage Senior Consultant Yanis Savvopoulos. To read the full article please click here.