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With the cost of electricity going up and gas a limited resource, eco friendly houses will soon be the norm rather than the unique homes they are today. Designed to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment, these homes are economical to run and comfortable to live in. Eco friendly homes have an abundance of insulation and may use geothermal heating, solar panels and heat recovery systems to lower energy consumption.



Be part of a self-sustaining, carbon-neutral community
2nd of December 2013
carbon neutral new town
Owenstown, South Lanarkshire
To be announced
Owenstown - Eco Friendly Village
Owenstown is a proposed, eco-friendly, community-owned town which if planning goes through, will be built on a 2,000 acre site in South Lanarkshire. The town is named after Robert Owen, a famous social reformer who created the nearby 18th century settlement of New Lanark, a groundbreaking village built on the principles of improving the living and working conditions of its residents. Owenstown will be a modern interpretation of New Lanark and will be planned carefully to be largely self sufficient. Owned and managed by a co-operative of its citizens, it will be constructed to high environmental standards with renewable energy and will eventually become carbon-zero. If approved, the project will take up to 10 years to complete and could be the blueprint for similar projects in the UK. more

Eco friendly reciprocal frame geometry round house
23rd April 2012
architect designed eco friendly house for sale
The Roundhouse, Findhorn, Moray, IV36 3YY
Offers over £800,000
Findhorn Eco House For Sale
The Roundhouse is a spectacular four bedroom property designed and built in 2004 by award winning Eco designer, Graham Brown. Its geometric 15 beam reciprocal frame layout is intersected by three interlocking spirals arranged around a central, circular atrium living room. The accommodation extends to 350 square metre and boasts spacious family living with a self contained 'granny annexe'. This highly insulated house has been designed to be a passive solar house with the sun providing enough energy to heat the house for eight months of the year. In the winter, a self feeding wood pellet boiler feeds underfloor heating systems on both the upper and ground floors. This stunning house with partial Moray Firth views is set in an attractive bay side site in the popular village of Findhorn and offers 21st century living at its best. more

Do your bit for the environment by living in an eco friendly house
15th October 2010
carbon positive contemporary house for sale
Cecil House, Bathwick Hill, Bath, BA2
Price £2,195,000

Baufritz Eco House For Sale
German company Baufritz, is renowned for creating individual, ecologically friendly homes of superior design using sustainable materials and incorporating renewable sources of energy. And they've created a stunner here. Set high on Bathwick Hill, Cecil House has magnificent views towards Bath’s Georgian terraces and National Trust woodland and was inspired by the Modernist Movement of the last Century. Designed for comfortable family living, it uses eco technologies such as solar panels, heat recovery and ventilation system, rainwater collection and recycling and the latest Baufritz patented hypo-allergenic and toxin-free materials and construction systems. A carbon positive house in a cracking location. more



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