Domestic Newbuild category
Maes Yr Onn Farm
Maes Yr Onn farm has been designed as a 100% off grid home. Based on the concept of a traditional Welsh longhouse but incorporating a range of eco-technologies that include photovoltaic and solar water panels, biomass boiler, thermal store, rainwater harvesting and battery bank to store surplus energy.
Submitted by: Peter White – BRE
Parkfield Social Housing
Parkfield in Thurlestone, Devon, is a four house newbuild social housing development, built to Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The project makes use of renewable technologies with solar thermals and solar PV built into the design of the roofs and rainwater harvesting.
Submitted by: Bill Brown – Sustainable Design Collective
2-5 Hindolveston Road, Fulmodeston
A newbuild, affordable housing Passivhaus development of 2 & 3-bed semi-detached houses for Broadland Housing Association. Compact form, restriction of window size, predominantly south facing openings, high insulation levels, heat recovery ventilation and timber primary structure together reduce energy loss were just some of the measures taken to ensure the project reached its sustainability targets.
Submitted by: Helen Stratford – Mole Architects
Derwenthorpe Phase One: Stephenson Quarter
The first phase of Derwenthorpe is an outcome of a long-term vision, conceived and sustained by the developer, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. The aim is to create a vibrant and supportive mixed-income, mixed-tenure community by providing high quality, energy-efficient, well managed and maintained homes designed to ‘Lifetime Homes’.
Submitted by: Victoria Kirk – Richards Partington Architects
The Curly House
The Curly House is an example of how low energy architecture does not necessarily equate to design limitations or ‘inside of the box’ thinking. Energy monitoring of the completed dwelling shows the dwelling exceeding criteria for Passivhaus, Minergie and have come close to the performance requirements of Minergie-P.
Submitted by: Julia Smith – Aura PR
The Solar House
The Solar House is believed to be the UK’s first new-build home to use the sun’s energy for all of its heating and hot water requirements. The house aims to demonstrate to the building industry that zero carbon house building is both achievable and financially viable.
Submitted by: Michael Goddard – Caplin Homes
This new-build town house in the Camberwell Grove Conservation Area, was designed to be a fully prefabricated house using a timber SIPs system, with the objective of meeting the exacting ultra-low energy Passivhaus standard.
Submitted by: Tanisha Raffidun - Richard Dudzicki Associates
19 Lang Lane
A four bedroom detached private house designed and constructed utilising passivhaus principles, 19 Lang lane has been designed to be extremely air tight and is ventilated using an MVHR system. Underfloor heating has been installed throughout the ground floor and is powered by an air source heat pump.
Submitted by: Colin Usher – John McCall Architects
A contemporary new-build detached home designed by and for the architect Arnold Gilpin. The property incorporated several renewable systems designed and installed by renewable energy specialists Spirit Solar.
Submitted by: Will Dragonetti – Spirit Solar
Domestic Retrofit category
The housing association Amicus Horizon launched the cross border project IFORE, along with the French housing association Pas-de-Calais Habitat and the Universities of Brighton and Artois. The aim of the project was to retrofit 100 homes in Rushenden and 100 homes in the French town of Outreau to be 80% more efficient using both new technologies and encouraging behavioural change.
Submitted by: Victoria Benson – Amicus Horizon
Your Moorlands is part of the Your Housing Group and consists of approx. 3k properties. Due to its geographical location its housing stock consists of rural and semi-rural properties many which have heating provided by solid fuel, electric storage or oil. Now, customer satisfaction has been achieved with the customers now having a controllable comfortable and efficient heating system with energy bills being halved.
Submitted by: Neil Wilmer – Your Housing Group
Stockport Biomass District Heating
Econergy, a British Gas Company was contracted by Stockport Homes to install new biomass heating systems to a number of social housing sites in the area. It has been said that the biomass installation resulted in a 75% reduction in CO2, from just over 1800 tonnes a year with the gas boilers to just over 400 tonnes a year with the biomass.
Submitted by: Chris Bird – Econergy
The Meaden Project
In 2012, Emma and Richard Meaden bought a remote 400-year-old farmhouse near Peterborough, with plans to build a sustainable home. After a drastic refurbishment including the installation of a Wavin geoTERHM GSHP and underfloor heating, it has been estimated that the running costs of the house have been halfed.
Submitted by: Emily Bate – Wavin
The building was an old brick built industrial turbine house which has been converted to a riverbank dwelling. No rainforest hardwoods were used as well as a minimal of oil based products. Instead natural materials such as lime plaster, hemp insulation, recycled floorboards and reworked pitch pine formed an integral part of the retrofit.
Submitted by: Richard Stephenson – Project manager
This three storey four bedroom, semi -detached and solid walled Peckham house built in1875 was in need of a full renovation. Other problems included a difficult to treat alley and very poor insulation throughout the house. Refurbishment work included internal and external wall insulation, multi-zoned heating system, LED lights and more.
Submitted by: Chris Newman – Parity Projects
Queen Anne Square
This was a project to refurbish a 1930s detached brick built property in a conservation area in Civic centre of Cardiff. The finished article is a modern building with a contemporary interior whilst maintaining the original Neo-Georgian external appearances.
Submitted by: Gabriel Gallagher – Sustainable Energy
Pendon House is a sheltered housing scheme comprising 10 no. 1 Bed Flats and 2no. 2 bed flats. The flats are in a large complex with public corridors and central community area. The retro-fit works comprised the design, provision and installation of a communal Ground Source Heat Pump system with a centralised Calorifier along with replacement of the existing heating distribution.
Submitted by: Dr Kerry Dickinson – Henry Boot Construction
Willmott Dixon were commissioned by Welsh Government to carry out energy efficiency measures to 81 properties in Nantlle, a semi-rural village on the edge of Snowdonia over a 22 week period. The full scope of works included external wall, cavity wall and loft insulation, new central heating systems and more.
Submitted by: Gemma Edwards – Willmott Dixon
The project consisted of carrying out External Wall Insulation works to 84 properties in the Bettws area of Newport. The aim of the project, and the selling point of the scheme to the property owners, was to better insulate the properties, thus reducing the occupiers fuel bills.
Submitted by: Huw Beswick – Joyner Group
The external improvement works at Walker Close, Bristol were carried out by Rateavon for SSE/Bristol City Council. This project has improved the living conditions of the residents by providing a warm, comfortable home and reducing their heating bills by approximately £200 - £300 p.a.
Submitted by: Danielle Mills – Rateavon
Non-Domestic Newbuild category
Western Power Distribution, Spilsby
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has helped build the new Western Power Distribution’s new 650m2 depot in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. The new depot has been designed to maximise the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in its design and operation and is on course for a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
Submitted by: Kim Davidson – Speller Metcalfe
Centre for Environmental Technologies
The Centre, the first of its kind, opened in October 2013 and provides a unique learning environment for students and employers in the Region. The building features a Building Management System to run heating and ventilation systems within the building as well as a number of other energy efficiency measures.
Submitted by: Kerry Hickmott – East Kent College
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School & Student Hub
The Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Student Hub is a new-build multi-function University building incorporating new faculty functions and cross-University facilities. The project has majored on an innovative low energy approach, offsetting over 15% of its energy use with onsite renewables including a large PV array and an innovative ground source heat pump system.
Submitted by: MMU Business School
Schoolhaus at Grasvenor Avenue Infants School
The latest completed project using UK Energy Partners' design and build solution, Schoolhaus at Grasvenor Avenue Infants is said to be the most energy efficient new school building in the country, carrying an A+ EPC rating of -75 and a carbon emissions rating of -47kg/m2 per annum.
Submitted by: Olly Barnes – UK Energy Partners
St Saviours CofE Primary School
NPS London provided a full multi-disciplinary design service, leading to a full design and build employers agent role up to completion on the new build extension at St Saviours CofE Primary School, North East London. To achieve the carbon reduction measures expected by the building regulations, the building was designed to be thermally efficient with a maximum air leakage rate of 5m³/hr/m².
Submitted by: Edwin O’Connell – NPS London
Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex
Bangor Aurora is North Down’s new £38m flagship aquatic and leisure complex situated in the heart of Bangor. The project achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, which was helped by the sustainable roof design. With a roof area of 11,480m2 & containing over 1,500m3 of glulam timber, this is said to be the largest timber roof structure in the UK (by volume of timber).
Submitted by: John Spittle – Wiehag
University of Bedfordshire Post Graduate Centre
The Post Graduate Centre is one of only a handful of such academic facilities in the country and designed exclusively for post graduate students. Energy and Environment objectives included rainwater harvesting, green roofs, installing 36KW of photovoltaic solar panels, and air and ground source heat pumps.
Submitted by: Adam Higgin – University of Bedfordshire
Cambourne Village College
A new-build design and build project secured through a design competition between contractors on the Cambridgeshire County Council Framework. Kier were appointed to undertake the full design and delivery of the scheme in early 2011 to an extremely challenging programme. Utiling modern methods of construction reduced the construction period to just 41 weeks minimising energy use on site and further reducing the embodied energy of the building.
Submitted by: Ian Brooks – Kier
Non-Domestic Retrofit category
Cambridge Abbey Pool
Cambridge City Council wanted to reduce energy use, lower the carbon footprint of the city’s Abbey Pools, and safeguard themselves against future energy prices. Kingspan specification engineers designed a system using 40 Thermomax DF100-30 solar thermal vacuum tube collectors, covering 120m2 of roof area, to supply solar heated water for both pools.
Submitted by: Gerry Vincent – Kingspan
Diggle House Farm
Located in a rural location in the South Pennines, within the Peak District National Park, the Diggle House Farm has been in the Shaw family for five generations. A significant amount of renewable technology has been used in the refurb, such as a 10.8 kWh Solar PV and an 18kW Ground Source Heat Pump.
Submitted by: Nigel Shaw
Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Minsteracres is an 18th century Grade II listed mansion house which is now used as a retreat/conference centre. The site is now being used as an exemplar by a number of organisations, and will host training sessions in large-scale retrofit projects for new and experienced biomass boiler installers.
Submitted by: Geoff Bockett – Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Ellenroad Engine House Steam Museum
The Ellenroad Engine House steam museum is home to a listed ancient monument (the same status as Stonehenge) in the form of two 3000 horsepower engines, Victoria and Alexandra. Tomkinson Heating Ltd provided a custom made 199kW biomass energy cabin and complete heating system within the building to ensure a pleasant temperature for visitors and engineers as well as protecting the engines from rust.
Submitted by: David Tomkinson - Tomkinson Heating
Sleaford Leisure Centre
It was the decision of North Kesteven District Council to refurbish the pool at Sleaford Leisure Centre which was built in 1886. The Leisure Centre is now said to be the first of its kind in the UK to be fully heated by a sustainable district heating system, powered by excess heat from a Renewable Energy Plant (Straw Burning Power Station).
Submitted by: Scott Masterman – North Kesteven District Council
|Lignacite Carbon Buster||Lignacite/Carbon8|
|Chop-Cloc||The Chopping Company|
|SOLiC 200||Earthwise Products Ltd|
|EasyClean LST||Discrete Heat|
|Ecocontract ULTRA||Green Building Store|
|Halcyon LED smartbulb||PhotonStar LED Group|
|Jablite Dynamic II Insulation||Jablite|
|Lightweight Living roofs||Riefa|
|Supafil CarbonPlus||Knauf Insulation|
|TRIC F Box||Wagner Solar UK|
|Dwelle||Manchester Eco Demonstration Project|
|Childwall C of E School||EcoPod|
|Resource Efficient Scotland||
The Resource Efficient House
|Anglian Water||Water Display - In House Display Unit|
|Green Utilities Network||Green Member Zone|
|Durham County Council||The Big Switch Off|