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Whilst browsing for passive solar I found an old (2007) article on The Kingspan Lighthouse which has reached the UK government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), level 6.
BBC NEWS | Business | First zero-emission home unveiled
Why its interesting;
No large south facing windows for solar gain! Which is the opposite of how most passive homes have been built.
Wind catcher for ventilation, taken from the Moroccans or Egyptians I believe as is the small south facing windows.
High level of insulation, nuff said
Biomass boiler, hmm not sure if this will catch on as a mainstream sustainable way of heating a home.
The design is probably a bit open plan for most peoples taste but its the features that I find interesting.
If only our stone age planners would drag themselves out of their caves :
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