An Innovative Affordable ZERO CARBON Housing System
The Zero Bills Home build at the BRE Innovation Park represents the first show home for a new 96 home zero bills development in Newport Essex for the Sir Arthur Ellis family Trust. Newport is 8 miles from Stansted and 15 miles from Cambridge. The new zero bills village is 150 yards from a station on the Bishopsgate / Cambridge railway line.
Superinsulated concrete foundation slab with optional additional piles to match most ground conditions.
Laser cut galv steelpowder coated structural ring beam with C16 UK timber studs. UK fabricated OSB structural boards enables one floor to be built every two days
Superinsulated cladding with heat recovery ventilation and triple glazing reduces heat demand to the point where a tiny heat pump can provide comfort and hot water
ZED Factory designed BIPV solar roofing system provides durable roof with electric generation and optional solar loft conservatory
Good daylight, water saving appliances and LED lighting reduces electric demand allowing surplus solar electricity to power an electric car
A smart LIPO4 Fitcraft battery system. Positioned under the stair stores solar electricity, minimising grid imports and limiting grid export to 3kW maximum avoids the need to upgrade the existing mains grid infrastructure.
Simple Construction & Procurement
The build system has been simplified to benefit both small and large builders. It bring the benefits of offsite construction on site without the additional overheads or lead in times of factory production.