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Introduction - Resource Efficient House

The Resource Efficient House is a ground-breaking project which aims to promote and encourage the construction of sustainable and affordable family homes across the country.

Now nearing completion, the house will be a key feature and visitor attraction at the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig, the national hub for construction industry innovation located within one of Scotland’s largest ever regeneration zones.

Developed by Zero Waste Scotland under the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and in partnership with Tigh Grian Limited, the Resource Efficient House is a contemporary, three-bedroom home which has been designed to meet forthcoming 2016 Building Standards to at least Gold Performance levels .

Built using Modern Methods of Construction, the Resource Efficient House will demonstrate an affordable and flexible prototype which can be replicated by house builders in Scotland and beyond.

Every element of this net zero carbon house has been created with the need to lessen our impact on the environment. With careful selection of materials and inclusion of various green technologies, this house is highly energy efficient and affordable to live in.

The Resource Efficient House will be open to visitors to the BRE Innovation Park in the early summer.

An exhibition of the Resource Efficient House is now open at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s national centre for design and architecture in Glasgow.

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