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Lighthouse, Watford, United Kingdom

Thursday 29 Nov 2007

The UK's first net zero carbon home

Sheppard Robson (Image credit: Hufton+Crow) 
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The Uk's first net zero carbon home and Code Level 6 (the highest level) of the Code for Sustainable Homes 

The Lighthouse is the UK’s first net zero carbon house that also meets Level 6 (the highest level) of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the standard to which all new homes in the UK must be constructed by 2016. It is designed to provide a way of living that encourages lifestyles which are inherently ‘light’ on the world’s resources balancing the practical requirements of homeowners with a response to the expected climate change in the UK. The design and construction of the house proves that a carbon-free house is achievable but it places the responsibility on both the technologies and its user. It is a living experience which relies on the occupant adapting their lifestyle; an action we all need to take if we are to make any real impact on the UK’s environmental future.

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Status Complete (prototype) on site at the BRE, Watford
Value 0(m€)
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ID:SR / Sheppard Robson

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