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.