The aim of the project is to provide landlords and organisations working in the housing markets with a blueprint for affordable low-carbon buildings that could be built on a large scale throughout the country.
The two semi-detached properties will be the first in the
Dr Mark Gillott, who is leading the project, said: ‘The research we are undertaking here at the University of Nottingham is essential due to the massive step changes in design and construction practice required to meet the UK’s Code for Sustainable Homes targets – the post-occupancy evaluation of these homes is important in allowing us to understand how they work in reality and not just on paper.’
Phil Sabin, Tarmac’s business development manager, said: ‘Up until now, zero-carbon homes in the
‘We are breaking new ground by building two properties that are affordable, zero carbon and could potentially be built as part of large-scale developments. With government targets for all new homes to be zero carbon by 2016, together with its plans for three million new homes to be built by 2020, it is vital that we use this research project in Nottingham to show the construction industry how this can be achieved.’
The homes will be built on Green Close on