The group also proposes that local authorities should either build, or support housing associations in building, up to 12 ecohomes
for older people, in which step-up and step-down beds from hospitals are accommodated and where a carer can be on hand.
BRIGHOUSE-BASED eco-roof specialist Ploughcroft invited home owners and businesses across the region to the opening of two newly-renovated heritage EcoHomes
at Sowerby Bridge - to provide some pointers to the latest in energy efficient home improvements.
THE first families have moved into a PS2m ecohomes
development in Liverpool.
The homes will be sustainable and energy-efficient, meeting the Scottish Building Standards silver sustainability level and achieving a minimum Good EcoHomes
More three and fourbedroom terraced ecohomes
are also available.
TOWN planners have praised a new development of high-tech, low energy, ecohomes
Yvan Maurel co-founded the Friends of Clare Gardens and has been involved with the Canton Carbon Cutters, the EcoHomes
Centre in Riverside and Cardiff Cycling campaign.
Every property has an EcoHomes
'excellent' rating and this reduces metered energy consumption and mains water consumption by 20 per cent.
The scheme at Lingfield Point in Darlington will include 1,200 ecohomes
, public sports facilities, local shops and restaurants, a medical centre and school as well as artists' studios and allotments.
Eric Rosby, managing director of SDC Ecohomes
, said: "We hope the new tenants will enjoy the advantages of sustainable living in our eco-homes.
RH Partnership believe the scheme responds both sensitively and dynamically to the genius loci of the Lewes conservation area and, with an EcoHomes
rating of 'very good', forms a sustainable, modern insertion that knits almost seamlessly into its socio-economic and historic context.
The joint-venture approach also delivered a high level of sustainability, with complex installations such as the centralised heating plant system contributing to the development achieving the government's EcoHomes