Eco apartments designed to convert rubbish into energy
100 green flats are coming to Luton as part of Milieu Architects’ environmentally sustainable project. The apartments will use solar collectors and wind turbines, and would turn waste materials into energy to keep heating bills down to around £100 per year. It is all part of Milieu Architects’ ambitious plans for ‘Luton’s first environmentally responsible development’.
Peter Lunter, The Project Architect, said: "The project has been designed to achieve nearly all Zero Energy Development standards, and hence the block has minimum space heating requirements. The scheme employs a wide range of sustainable features that contribute to its code 5 for Sustainable Homes rating where the grade 6 is the zero carbon level. However, the project has a pre designed upgrade path to full Zero Energy status.”
The building would be topped with visually attractive green roofs whose structural function is designed to protect the waterproofing layer from extreme temperature and abrasion, produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide production.
Other key sustainable features include construction from thermal materials that store heat during warm months and release it during the colder months.