All of the homes are designed for maximum sustainability throughout their life. They exceed the full Lifetime Homes standard, and go well beyond the scope of EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ in reducing environmental impact in construction and use. They have been developed to be economical in use and provide a high quality environment. In addition, the homes are ‘future proofed’ – allowing for new energy sources and global warming. As winners of the Housing Corporation’s prestigious Gold Award 2007 for Environmental Sustainability, Greenoak has tackled the environmental agenda with a needs-led approach, producing homes in both rural and urban areas that are genuinely sustainable in their concept, design and use. The lessons learned by Greenoak are being evaluated with residents by an Innovation & Good Practice Project, supported by the Housing Corporation, which will provide practical guidance on meeting the new environmental targets for sustainable housing.
Environmental Features / Benefits
Client: Greenoak Housing Association
Architect: Jon Broome Architects
Energy Strategy: John Willoughby
Structural Engineer: Ellis and Moore
M&E Engineer: ndesign
Ecology: Faber Maunsell