010 Newhaven Green
Address of the project: North Lane Newhaven, United Kingdom
Architect: Stickland Wright
The design has focused on providing natural light to all habitable spaces by the use of strategic fenestration ad with an emphasis on passivsolar gain.
The thermal comfort has been achieved through the adoption of a fabric first approach using thermally responsive materials, such as Woodfiber insultation, to limit heat losses and mitigate overheating.
The ventilation system is enhanced by the inclusion of a significant amount of indoor planting to improve oxygen levels as well as occupant wellbeing through biophilic design.
Early stage modelling using PHPP was carried out to ensure that the fabric first and passive solar design principles would work in harmony with the other core objectives of using natural and low embodied carbon building materials.
Renewable technology has played a pivotal role in defining the project with the solar PVP arrays on the roof connected into a battery bank storage for each property and accounting for a large percentage of their overall energy use.
Having a low embodied energy strategy has been a central focus of the project from conception. High levels of thermal insulation and air tightness and zero carbon concrete installed Ultra Zero Plus Concrete from Cemex, the 1st Net Zero Concrete = 70% substitute + 30% trees off-set = 100%.
We used all wood and waste wood in the form of wood fibre so that the produce is 100% re-recyclable at end of life . The entire project did not use any materials that give-off VOC’s, Volatile Organic Compound gasses to ensure air quality remained at the highest within the flats. We produced the Kitchen Annex using stainless Steel which is 100% recyclable at end of life. For the windows we used Active House accredited Windows from Idealcombi Denmark which have 0.74 heat loss, one of the lowest in the world.
To reduce the use of water we installed Aerated showers + water blade device attached to sinks, this took consumption down by 10%.