Gallery: Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Ne...

 
A rainwater harvesting system collects water from all the rooftops and directs it to an underground water tank - and since this is Northern England, they should get enough rainwater to supply each house's requirements for toilet flushing and other water dependent appliances (dishwasher / washing machine) where drinking water isn't essential. Each resident will have access to and training in operating energy usage monitors for their homes, thus giving them the knowledge to use their energy as efficiently as possible, both reducing energy costs to the residents and helping to ensure the sustainability of the project.

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  1. Joseph Gross March 12, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful goal, but I wonder if you can both, have enough rain water and have sufficient sunlight in the same locale? I look forward to following this site, learning more about your products and seeing your long term results. I’ll be building my own home in three years upon retirement and I am always looking for new ideas.

  2. Trevor Hawes March 7, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Shame that they made it all look for boring, and colourless, with what looks like scaffolding on the outsode for balconies! How many parking spaces are allotted for each flat/apartment? I suspect not enough – but do tell! What about room sizes? I expect they are tiny boxes like most new-builds in the UK. One reason to leave to the UK!

  3. Mary Orme March 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Good idea but sure the architects could have come up with prettier looking houses and surely the shed could have been put in the back garden instead of the front

  4. Guy F Coolin October 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

    the company and staff of iqrespiratory.com windsor ont, applaud you…gods of symetry , planet first technogy is so there now.. iqrespiratory and principals are endeavourint to syntax similar models here in our region…. thx for being there…

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