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Eco House

Eco House
2012
The practice was appointed to design an innovative, low energy, eco house in the gorunds of an existing Victorian villa in Currie, Edinburgh.

The house is super-insulated, air-tight, minimises cold-bridging and incorporates a sensible mix of renewables. The house is compact to minimise heat loss. For efficiency, spaces with passive design principles reduce demand and low-carbon renewable sources supply residual demand. Solar photovoltaics were chosen over solar thermal (hot water) panels as these are better suited to a single-person household with very low and intermittent hot water requirement.
PROJECT: Eco House
LOCATION: Currie, Edinburgh
CLIENT: Private client
ARCHITECT: Simpson & Brown
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Elliot & Company
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: M&B
Eco House
Eco House
Eco House

Suppliers:
Main Contractor:  John Dennis & Company Ltd
Glazing:  Velfac
Roofing:  Bauder

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