Outdoor exhibits on the Innovation Park
The ORGANICS Swedish House by ecoTECH
The ORGANICS modular house is a Swedish home designed to make sustainable housing accessible to more people. The home offers an affordable, low-maintenance, well designed green housing alternative. ecoTECH do not create communities of identical homes, instead they design communities where the core modules are the same (the modules with the bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms), but the way they are configured, the size and the internal and external finishes all vary. The house is available in kit form and comes ready equipped with energy efficient white goods and a wireless system for home entertainment, remote monitoring and security.
The Climate Change House by Hanson
The Hanson House II aims at providing a concept dwelling that brings together many of the latest developments in sustainable construction using modern masonry materials. The house is a 3-bedroomed detached dwelling and is built alongside the original Hanson House opened at Offsite 2005. The new house demonstrates the progress made in the intervening two years. The purpose-designed dwelling shows all the benefits of offsite fabrication that together with thermal mass and natural ventilation assists in the achievement of the 2016 zero carbon target that housebuilders will have to meet.
The Affordable Home by Osborne
Osborne proves that it is possible to build homes with high levels of energy efficiency at a reasonable price. The Osborne home shows what can be achieved when contractors work closely with their supply chain partners. Built using the Structural Insulated Panels System (SIPS) which Osborne developed with Vencil Resil, the house can be seen as a stepping-stone to the next level of environmental performance. Carbon emissions from the house are 40% less than currently required by Part L of the Building Regulations of England and Wales. In addition the house is 10 times more airtight than the Regulations require, as well as requiring 33% of the energy needed for heating and cooling when compared to the 2006 Regulations.
Volumetric Housing by Spaceover
Volumetric housing supplier Spaceover provided OFFSITE07 with modules from a real housing project in the South East of England. The two-storey house is constructed from a new volumetric system approach that takes into account major drivers in the housing sector, in particular the need for much higher levels of energy efficiency, sound insulation and benefits of renewable energy sources.
The LightHouse by Kingspan Offsite
The LightHouse is an innovative net-zero carbon home. With high levels of efficiency in terms of the construction method, energy use, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, this high performance home aims to achieve a Level 6 rating (the highest possible) in the Code for Sustainable Homes. The two-bedroom house uses building materials and components specified for their ability to optimise the house design's overall sustainability credentials. The highly insulated and airtight building has been designed to provide generous daylight levels and includes effective solar control, together with integrated building services based around a platform of renewable and sustainable technologies including water efficiency techniques, renewable energy, passive cooling and ventilation and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
Innovative Timber Frame House by the Stewart Milne Group
The Stewart Milne Group is producing one of the UK's first homes to achieve a Level 5 rating under the UK Government's new Code for Sustainable Homes. The house uses advanced timber frame building systems for house construction and demonstrates the use of renewable energy technologies to offset the carbon generated, high levels of insulation, minimal need for 'wet trades' speeding up the building process, the ability to be crane erected to enhance site safety, flexible interior spaces to allow for future adaptation and a small building footprint minimising land costs and maximising affordability.
The School of the Future by Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon's specialist consultancy Re-thinking, working with White Design and Max Fordham, have designed a mini-school full of ideas to encourage the use of sustainable materials, emit less carbon and itself be a learning tool for pupils. The school aims to emit zero carbon and is built from recycled solid timber consisting of cross-plied off-cuts that would otherwise go to waste. The timber arrives on site flat-packed and is strong enough to be load bearing. This offsite element dramatically reduces onsite construction time and costs whilst increasing build quality.