This Eco House is a purpose-built home for a retired client. The house sits lightly on the site, which minimised the amount of excavation or fill materials having to be brought to the site. In construction it utilised natural building materials with low embodied energy, sourced as local to the site as possible. The house is heavily insulated to minimise heat loss and is designed to benefit from passive solar gain, it also features a heat recovery system. The roof is a sedum roof, replacing the lost footprint of vegetation. This will attenuate the rainwater collected on the roof and excess will be collected for use in the garden.
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