Creating a storming barn....
Potton Homes’ Sustainable Barn, St Neots
Potton is one of the UK’s longest established timber frame manufacturers with over 40 years experience in helping selfbuilders design and build their dream homes.View
Rainwater harvesting in a very modern setting.
Gap House, West London
Architect Luke Tozer has a cool head for a man who appears to like tight spots. His eco-friendly new home in west London is squeezed into the 2.4 metre space between two semi-detached villas. A claustrophobic brief and a major headache, even for space-hungry builders in the Capital. However, Luke has managed to overcome the lack of room to create a home with a wonderfully designed, bright and spacious interior.View
Looking to the future... an Environmental Home that’ll stand the test of time
McLaughlin Residence, Banbridge, Co. Down
When Isabel and Michael McLaughlin were planning their new home in the countryside outside Banbridge, they had a clear vision of what they wanted.
“I have been interested in the environment all of my life, and I knew that this would be our last big move. So we set about creating our ideal retirement home, that is full of new environmentally-conscious technology,” says Michael.View
|Housing Association Developments|
Kingspan Water Provides Rainwater Harvesting System for Severnside Housing
Severnside Housing, Shropshire
When Severnside Housing needed to provide quality, affordable homes it embarked on a building project that would not only meet their local communities’ needs but also provide sustainable housing for the area.View
Social and affordable homes in Ardee reap the benefit of rainwater
Cappock’s Gate, Ardee, Co. Louth
In 2009 Louth County Council embarked on the second phase of Cappock’s Gate, a social and affordable housing scheme close to Ardee town centre.View
Designing a rainwater harvesting system for DEFRA, in Northumberland.
DEFRA Offices, Alnwick, Northumberland
Lion House is an ultra low-emissions office building, designed and built for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), in Alnwick, Northumberland.
From the outset, the aim was to construct a building with the highest possible BREEAM rating. That included incorporating low energy technologies, responsibly sourced materials and reduced carbon emissions. There was also the aim of minimising mains water consumption through low-water use fittings and rainwater harvesting systems.View
|Schools and Universities|
Rainwater harvesting is central to sustainability of new Library at Queen’s University.
Queen’s University Library, Belfast
It cost £50 million to build, provides 2,000 reader places and has space for over 1.5 million publications, but the new Library at Queen’s is not only a world-class educational resource; it is also a beacon of sustainable construction.
The new Library is an awe-inspiring landmark building that blends the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology, to create a 21st century environment for Queen’s students and staff.View
KingspanWater supports rainwater harvesting courses for plumbers.
Bedford College Plumbing Technology Centre
Bedford College is a leading provider of accredited, professional training courses for plumbers including, apprenticeships and professional qualifications. This includes a BPEC-accredited two-day workshop on rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling.View
St. Catherine’s makes the switch to rainwater.
St. Catherine’s School, Dublin
Situated off Donore Avenue in Dublin 8, St. Catherine’s is a bustling primary school with 130 pupils.
The school has a proud environmental record and, in recent years, has excelled in the Green Schools Programme. The programme is run by teacher Jayne Enright and a committee, made up of students.View
KingspanWater supplies rainwater harvesting to the University of Huddersfield.
University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
KingspanWater, the leading supplier of rainwater harvesting equipment to the UK building industry, has supplied an Envireau system to the University of Huddersfield for its new £14 million Creative Arts Building.View
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