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    Brighton Eco Housing Scheme Launches


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    Brighton Eco Housing Scheme Launches

    Post by Mr007 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:22 pm

    Brighton Eco Housing Scheme Launches

    Published on 20-02-2008 by
    Work is about to begin on the new phase of a new environmentally friendly development in Brighton, One Planet Living.

    It comes from the pens of architects Feilden Clegg Bradley who are making quite a name for themselves when it comes to eco-friendly buildings - only days ago they won the competition for Green House in London.

    The ten storey 172 apartment scheme has been designed for a joint venture between Quintain Estates and Crest Nicholson, both of whom are looking at establishing green arms of their house building companies.

    The development has been designed to be as low emission as possible from construction all the way through to occupation. The materials used in the building will be at least 25% recycled with the concrete poured being 60% recycled, much of it coming from the waste of the Cornish clay industry.

    Water and interior heating will be provided via a biomass boiler that will be powered by woodchip sourced from local producers such as saw mills whilst electricity will come partly from eight wind turbines on the roof and solar paneling.

    Multiple rubbish bins will be provided so that occupants can easily separate cardboard from glass for recycling whilst an organic bin will also be made available for each apartment that will collect waste to go straight into the developments very own composter.

    There will be little private parking available for residents on site. Instead they will be expected to use the communal carpool if and when they need to travel by car. For shorter distance journeys the development is stitched right into the local cycling network.

    One Planet Living aren't alone in this anti-car approach. In Brighton other developments such as the Marina are also starting to look beyond the car as a form of privately owned transport towards something that is shared communally only if needs be.

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