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Plot 5: Resource Efficient House

Developed by Zero Waste Scotland

Scotland’s Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead launched the Resource Efficient House on the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in Lanarkshire on 19 September 2013.  The house is one of the first projects to be delivered by the Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme, managed by Zero Waste Scotland, and built in partnership with Tigh Grian Ltd.

Developed by Zero Waste Scotland under the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and in partnership with Tigh Grian Limited, the Resource Efficient House is a contemporary, three-bedroom home which has been designed to meet forthcoming 2016 Building Standards to at least Gold Performance levels .

Built using Modern Methods of Construction, the Resource Efficient House will demonstrate an affordable and flexible prototype which can be replicated by house builders in Scotland and beyond.

Every element of this net zero carbon house has been created with the need to lessen our impact on the environment. With careful selection of materials and inclusion of various green technologies, this house is highly energy efficient and affordable to live in.

Built to the 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold Performance Requirements and working to the 2014 Waste (Scotland) Regulations, this modular house will showcase the principles of resource efficiency, with the aim of bringing a sustainable, affordable and repeatable family housing model to the construction market.

The Resource Efficient House is an innovative project designed to put into practice low carbon construction methods to produce a building which is efficient to construct, use and deconstruct.

To view RE House video please click on link below.