With particular attention paid to the operational energy of the building, the Right Homes design excelled in thermal performance, energy efficiency and renewable energy generation and achieved a nine star natHERS rating. An eTool LCA was conducted on the design during April 2011 and we hope to work together into the future to further push the boundaries of what is possible in low carbon design…

The summarised results of this project:

Impact
Area
Total CO2e / Year / occupant (kg CO2e)% Saved Against BenchmarkeTool
Medal
Materials591No SavingNo Medal
Assembly, Transport and Recurring Impact364No SavingNo Medal
Operational Carbon-764134%
Total Carbon19194 %

Project features

    • High thermal mass
    • Very good Thermal Performance
    • A 3kW solar system offsetting more than the expected energy requirement

To find out more information on this building and others like it, please contact Gary Wright from Right Homes.

Alternatively, please contact eTool to arrange a cost effective assessment or training on how to achieve best practice in low carbon building design.

This assessment was conducted by Richard Haynes