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

 
Each of the buildings at Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has been constructed with natural materials at the forefront, such as timber frames, hemp insulation, lime render, and sustainable timber. In addition to creating a solid structure that helps lock in CO2, these materials are largely recyclable or biodegradable if and when the buildings are not in use. The architects have oriented the houses to the south to maximize natural light and allow the sun to heat the interior of buildings. Each roof is also equipped with photovoltaic panels, and the electricity demand for the street should be covered on-site.

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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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