Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

30 Oct 2007 04:10:32

Efficient white goods play role in Berkeley green home plan

All homes constructed by housebuilder Berkeley from next January next year will have CO2 emissions reduced by a quarter, with low energy white goods playing a big part.

The company has pledged to only build homes with 25 per cent lower emissions and 30 per cent lower water consumption than the UK average, the Daily Telegraph reports.

All fridges, freezers and washing machines will be energy efficient, toilets will be dual-flush and showers will have a reduced water flow rate.

These and other steps, such as improving insulation, will cost around £5,000 for each new private home.

"If we don''t address our carbon, there is a problem for the world. The risk of us doing nothing and being wrong is too great," said the company''s managing director, Tony Pidgley.

"I hope that there will be a competitive advantage, but I also think that when we go here the rest of the industry will not be far behind."

Berkeley, which specialises in homebuilding in the south-east, has won numerous awards in 2007 including the Housing Design Awards overall prize, the Best Affordable Development in the Evening Standard New Homes Awards, and a Highly Commended prize in the Mail on Sunday British Home Awards.

Discussion Thread  


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. Recruitment consultancy Products & Services

    Janikin Rooke came across its first environmental role early 2007. Following extensive research...

  2. Banbeck Ltd Organisations

    One stop shop for building design and low energy building developer

  3. Globe Forum Organisations

  4. According to all the energy auditors I've met, nearly all people and businesses can save between...

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.