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Date:1/28/2008

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Architect Derek Trowell said: The two most significant aspects of our brief have made the house different in appearance from more conventional housing. Firstly, the house is intended to be extremely energy efficient and to have as near as possible zero carbon emissions. Secondly, the house is intended to be extremely economical and affordable. The key effect of these two important briefing considerations is that the house has a compact floor area and relies as much as possible on passive solar design to keep costs down.

In designing the house BASF has taken into consideration a number of issues currently affecting the construction industry. A low carbon emissions target has been set for the house. Energy efficient products are being used to create a thermally efficient home and renewable fuel will be used for heating. The cost of construction is being balanced against the requirement to make the house affordable to a first time buyer and with available building land in short supply. The BASF House design has the flexibility to be used for semi-detached or terraced houses.

Energy effiency will be carefully monitored once the house is occupied by university staff or students.


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Contact: Mark Gillott
mark.gillott@nottingham.ac.uk
University of Nottingham
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