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Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

Posted By Mark Waghorn On August 13, 2010 @ 5:45 pm In Architecture | No Comments

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This green-roofed carbon neutral home designed by Mark Waghorn Architects [1] will begin construction in Cairn Valley, Scotland this month. The design was inspired by the sloping natural landscape of the project’s site. The energy-efficient home incorporates rainwater harvesting and purification, an air source heat pump, a wind turbine, and solar-thermal panels [2]. Locally-sourced materials will be employed including reclaimed timber, and more unconventionally, wool sheared from sheep of the surrounding farms. A copse of trees and an outcrop of rocks will frame the view of the building, while existing dry-stone walls will extend through its interior.


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[1] Mark Waghorn Architects: http://www.markwaghorn.co.uk/

[2] solar-thermal panels: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/13/photovoltaic-solar-hot-water-panels-reap-multiple-benefits/

[3] READ MORE >: http://www.markwaghorn.co.uk

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