Inside the UK's greenest Grade II-listed house
The 'BREAM outstanding' awared scheme at 119 Ebury Street has, has not only received and incredible amount of great industry press including, but not limited to an initial article in The Times - Bricks and Mortar section (published on the 12th August) and even a slot on the BBC London News!
The scheme is a highly sustainable refurbishment within a heritage context, comprising a change of use from a hotel to create three residential duplexes, including a new mansard roof and remodelling of the rear extension.
The scheme emphasises the integration of sustainable solutions into a Grade II listed property with a measured approach which is both sensitive and appropriate to the historic fabric.
Through the application of the maximum possible efficient engineering systems and low carbon technologies, this “exemplar” sustainable retrofit project meets the government’s 2050 national carbon reduction target of 80%.
Key objective of this project is to engage with resident end-users to interact with the sustainable initiatives provided, motivate them to achieve end-use energy efficiency and still provide high quality residential accommodation. A two-year post occupancy monitoring programme is used as a unique opportunity to allow for a thorough understanding of the measures employed and help to guide on future refurbishment projects by sharing information with local authorities and statutory bodies.