We were pleased to hear that Parsons & Whittley Ltd and DCH Construction have just started working on a project for Hastoe Housing Association to deliver 18 affordable dwellings to the AECB Building Standard (previously known as Silver standard). These will be built on a rural exception site in Lavenham, a very pretty village in Suffolk where property prices are otherwise very high.
The photos are from the planning files and we look forward to sharing more news on the project in the future.
The AECB Building Standard is aimed at those wishing to create high-performance buildings using widely available technology at little or no extra cost. We estimate that this low-risk option will reduce overall CO2 emissions by 70% compared to the UK average for buildings of each type. Individual self-builders and large-scale residential and non-residential developers could make a valuable contribution to low-carbon building by meeting the AECB Building Standard. To see examples of projects built to this standard go to the Low Energy Buildings Database.
You can find out more about the AECB Building Standard here.