Developer House by Urban Splash recently announced peer-reviewed research showing that the company’s fully electric Town House design is up to 50% more energy efficient than the average new-build home. Built in several U.K. cities, these efficient electric homes show homebuilders and designers what’s possible for sustainable and affordable modern homes.
The project comes on the heels of the U.K.’s new energy cap announcement. House by Urban Splash creates unique rowhouses, townhomes and apartments. All the homes have large windows, tall ceilings and other high-end finishes. These houses have been built in U.K. cities such as Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham, Birkenhead and Warrington.
“House is new kind of modern housebuilder,” the House by Urban Splash website states. “We make beautiful, configurable, design-led homes, where space and natural light are a priority. We work with some of the best architects in the country and use sustainable Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to create distinctive new neighbourhoods built around character, green spaces and a sense of community.”
Architects for Urban Splash include George Clarke and RIBA award winners shedkm and Proctor & Matthews, among others. Urban Splash has won awards from the National Housing Design Awards in 2020, the Pineapple Awards in 2019, the Offsite Awards 2019, the WhatHouse? Awards 2018, and the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018.
Described as “a blueprint for a sustainable future” by Clarke, the fully electric Town House also exceeds all carbon reduction targets. In a peer-reviewed report, House by Urban Splash’s Town House was found to emit 20% less carbon than best practice targets. Further, sustainable timber reportedly helps the Town House construction process emit 70% less carbon than the average building.
Future Lab, House by Urban Splash’s in-house research facility, still seeks to reach more sustainable benchmarks. As Future Lab director Suzy Jones said, “By making small changes and committing to offset emissions, Town House can be delivered as a Zero Carbon ready home.”
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