10 Sep 2009 02:09:18
Energy efficient housing unveiled
A new energy efficient housing project that claims to be 'super green' is set to be unveiled in Wales.
Affordable property group Wales & West Housing Association is launching the initiative later this month.
There will be 16 new flats and houses revealed in the home development in St Athan on September 15th.
Anne Hinchey, chief executive of Wales & West Housing Association, said that the new homes will be 40 per cent more energy efficient than other properties.
She commented: "In addition to pioneering ultra-green methods of construction, it will provide much-needed, good-quality, affordable housing for low-income families in the St Athan area."
Level four of the Welsh Assembly's Code for Sustainable Homes has been reached by the scheme, which is part of a wider low carbon building project taking place throughout the country.
The code is the government's method of judging the environmental impact of new home builds.http://wales.gov.uk/topics/housingandcommunity/housing/?l...