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Lessons learned from the Barratt Green House: delivering a zero carbon home using innovative concrete systems

Lessons learned from the Barratt Green House: delivering a zero carbon home using innovative concrete systems

by G Hodgson (02-Mar-2009)

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Book Description

This Information Paper is intended for housing professionals interested in the challenge of delivering housing to zero carbon standards. The Barratt Green House, winner of the 2007 Home for the Future competition, and built on the BRE Innovation Park, uses innovative concrete products to achieve this aspiration with the design and construction involving the application of concrete products in the building fabric. This publication discusses how zero CO2 emissions were achieved through the adoption of low carbon and renewable energy technologies. Finally, the Paper also brings together key conclusions and the wider lessons learned.

Illustrations:
2 line drawings, 33 photos

Pages: 12

Contents
Introduction
- The winning design - Green House
- The role of Barratt
Design brief
Fabric
- Floors
Box 1: Avoiding overheating
- Walls
Box 2: Why build an airtight home?
- Roof
- Windows and doors
- Materials (Mat 1)
CO2 emissions and energy use
- Ventilation
- Heating
Box 3: Other alternatives
Renewable energy technology
Lessons learned
- Superstructure
- Consider mixing construction technologies
- Airtightness
- Heating, hot water and ventilation
- Insulation materials
- Comfort in winter and summer
- Sourcing of products
- Procurement of sustainable building products
- Developer aspirations
- Heat loss parameter (HLP)
- Talk to your supply chain
- Consider employing a clerk of works
- Material substitutions
Materials and components used in the Barratt Green House

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