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Barratt unveils new zero-carbon home

The Z House Project, featuring our 316 Stainless Steel Contemporary Lantern.

The Z House is a unique zero carbon concept home that showcases the future of sustainable living in the UK, a project that Green Lighting has proudly been a part of, by supplying our 316 Stainless Steel Contemporary Lantern and Pro800 Downlights.

The Z House, built on the University of Salford’s main campus, is the first home in the country to be built by a major housebuilder that goes substantially beyond the Future Homes Standard.

The home will test and monitor the most modern sustainable housing technology such as an air source heat pump, infrared panels, plaster that eliminates pollutants, a fridge that keeps food fresh for longer, heated skirting boards, air-powered showers, electric vehicle charging points, PV solar panels and battery storage. Importantly, the home will also be lived in by a University academic in order to better understand the customer’s experience of zero-carbon living.

The Z House, built using modern methods of construction, is part-funded by the government and has been developed in partnership with over 40 leading organisations from across the housebuilding, sustainability and technology sectors, helping to broaden knowledge with lessons learnt shared across the industry.

Barratt is committed to building sustainably, and has pledged that all of its new homes will be zero carbon by 2030 – the Z House is the first step in achieving that ambition.

Highlights of the project

  • Flagship zero carbon home, based on Barratt’s popular Alderney design, showcasing the future of sustainable housebuilding
  • Built using advanced Modern Methods of Construction, reducing build time by half
  • Packed with cutting edge technology to reduce carbon emissions and substantially surpass the Future Homes Standard – the first home built by a major housebuilder to do so
  • Built in partnership with over 40 organisations, including Green Lighting
  • Extensive monitoring combined with real life insight from students living in the home
  • Biodiverse and wildlife-friendly garden, achieving a gold rating from the RSPB

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