Camden to Lead the Way with Eco Friendly Building
The London borough of Camden is to have the largest development of Passivehaus properties built in the UK, in an effort to lead the way when it comes to eco-friendly building techniques.
The Passivehaus is a German engineered home which leads the way when it comes to energy efficiency in the construction and is increasingly being used around the world. The houses include high levels of insulation and air tightness.
Willmott Dixon Capital Works has been contracted to build the 53 houses and John Frankiewicz from the company has commented that systems like the Passivehaus make it possible to deliver affordable energy housing, especially bearing in mind the rises in fuel costs associated with building.
He goes on to say that the Camden council is making a statement on the delivery of carbon housing and that what happens will be watched closely.
The houses are being built as part of the Community Investment programme for the area and will be made available to social housing tenants.