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KINGSPAN Off-Site has developed a new net-zero carbon house design, which is set to revolutionise housebuilding in the UK.

‘Lighthouse’ was launched at BRE’s Innovation Park and is the most advanced house ever produced for mainstream construction. With annual fuel costs of just £30, Lighthouse has pushed the boundaries of modern housing design to become the first to achieve the highest level of the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), level 6.

Gilbert McCarthy, managing director of Kingspan Off-Site, explained:
“Lighthouse is a net-zero carbon home of the future, which meets the standard to which all new homes must be constructed by 2016, according to the new CSH.

“This super insulated, airtight building has been designed to provide a way of living that encourages lifestyles that are inherently ‘light’ on the world’s resources. It includes effective solar control, together with integrated building services, which are based around a platform of renewable and sustainable technologies, water efficiency techniques and passive cooling and ventilation.

“Lighthouse has been designed to provide a blueprint from which a range of sustainable house types will be developed. Kingspan Off-Site has devised the technical systems and solutions to allow housebuilders and developers to incorporate the concept of the Lighthouse design into any masterplan scheme, enabling them to create homes with performance levels specifically tuned to meet whatever level of the CSH they require.”

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Awards:

TTJ Awards 2007 – Won – Achievement in Engineered Timber

Builder & Engineer Awards 2007 – Won – Energy Efficient Project of the Year

The Green Construction Awards 2007 – Highly Commended – Green Building Performance Award

 

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