Resource Efficient House launched at BRE Innovation Park
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September 20 2013
Built in partnership with Tigh Grian the prototype home demonstrates the latest principals and technologies in resource efficiency and waste reduction.
It is estimated that an average three bedroom home currently produces around 13 tonnes of construction waste, costing up to £500 per unit.
Designed by Machin Associates the Resource Efficient House, by contrast, produces less than five tonnes by employing a ‘pod’ design fabricated offsite and recyclable wall insulation.
Fixtures and fittings are made from recyclable materials including coffee cup[s for kitchen worktops; reclaimed whisky barrels for bar stools and re-used paint for decoration.
Environment secretary, Richard Lochhead said ‘“This house aims to be the most resource efficient in Scotland and is a great example of resource efficiency in action: showing how businesses and householders can benefit when we think carefully about how we use energy, water and materials.
“If every house in Scotland was like this then we would cut the amount of construction waste being sent to landfill and help make Scotland a more resource efficient nation.”
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