Innovative Approach to Low Energy Design

Both material choice and building fabric performance have played a key role on the design development. Cork Oak House will use circular principles to minimise waste and maximise reuse whilst also targeting Whole Life Zero Carbon within 60 years subject to further life cycle analysis which will be undertaken post planning should the proposal be granted permission. The design team and client would be very keen to have this very ambitious target conditioned, so that the achievements can be documented and can contribute to improving local understanding of environmental impacts of construction.