Pioneering eco homes up for sale
This weekend sees the launch for sale of five super eco-friendly Crest Nicholson homes in Epsom, Surrey.
The development at Noble Park is one of the first in the country to be delivered under the AIMC4 banner, providing low energy homes that are designed to have reduced running costs.
AIMC4 is an industry partnership that is researching and developing the volume production of energy efficient homes. It also includes Stewart Milne and Barratt Developments, and is backed by H+H UK, BRE and Oxford Brookes University, as well as the government’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
Noble Park is the only development within the consortium where the AIMC4 homes will have the added benefits of meeting all the elements of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, which includes enhanced ecology, water conservation and energy efficiency. The homes also comply with the standards of ‘Secured by Design’ - the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime.
The Noble Park development comprises a traditional-looking detached four-bedroom house and a terrace of four four-bed townhouses using SIPS (structural insulation panel system) construction.
Crest Nicholson South sales & marketing director Christine Tiernan said: “It is very exciting to have these innovative new homes launching for sale at Noble Park. What makes them so desirable is that, rather than being of a highly contemporary design which one might expect with such eco-friendly homes, these homes are traditionally designed, in keeping with the local vernacular. It’s behind the façade that these homes are different.”
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This article was published on 22/06/2012 (last updated on 22/06/2012).