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Historic UK Hostel Turned Into Super Green Residential Housing
A wind turbine mounted on the roof generates enough energy for the shared facilities, including communal lighting and elevators. Rainwater is collected from the roof and balconies to supply water for toilets and washing machines. The development also includes a free on-site gym, a deli, a community car club, bike storage, and plots of growing space nearby for residents to grow their own fruits and veggies.
Greenhouse is racking up the awards since it opened in the spring of 2010. The former Manager of Shaftsbury House has said “It is fitting that Shaftsbury House offered flagship accommodation when it opened in 1939 and that 70 years on Citu’s redevelopment into Greenhouse will once again see it as a flagship development”.
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