Technology Strategy Board-funded consortium wins Housebuilder Award for Low Carbon Initiative

Technology Strategy Board-funded consortium wins Housebuilder Award for Low Carbon Initiative

13 Nov 2012

The AIMC4 Consortium has won the Housebuilder award for Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative after impressing judges with the delivery of its groundbreaking £6.4m project.

Supported by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, the consortium members comprise key players in the industry - developers Stewart Milne Group, Crest Nicholson PLC and Barratt Developments PLC who are responsible for the design and build of the world class energy efficient homes, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) advising on innovative solutions and evaluating the technical issues and H+H UK Ltd an innovative supplier of Aircrete concrete products.

 In total, 17 AIMC4 homes have been built at five sites across the UK. After all of the homes are sold, the consortium will undertake full post-occupancy research with new homeowners, which will provide a greater understanding of how the homes perform and how the occupiers react and adapt to the technologies. The results will provide evidence to help achieve the Government targets, as well as determine which products work best to meet the demanding energy efficiency standards that confront the whole industry.

Stewart  Dalgarno, of Stewart Milne Group, who received the award alongside his consortium colleagues, said: “The country has ambitious targets for a zero carbon future and we are keen to ensure we can meet the carbon agenda as well as build homes that are affordable and that people want to live in. By working as a consortium and sharing our outcomes and learnings, we have been able to push the boundaries of sustainable building and we are extremely proud that this has been recognised by the judges.”

 The consortium, which was founded in 2009, researches, develops and delivers affordable, desirable and energy efficient homes, which meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 energy requirements using a fabric-first approach.

The Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation throughout the housebuilding disciplines. They were presented by ‘Housebuilder’ magazine in association with NHBC and the Home Builders Federation.

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Last updated on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 16:23

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