‘Cedar Barn is the UK’s first Code Level 6 and Passivhaus individual home, built in a traditional style to also benefit from Buildmark, NHBC’s 10 year warranty and insurance. The property has been constructed by leading sustainability specialist builders Deluxe Developers, Milton Keynes.
Not only does the dwelling achieve level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, but has Passivhaus Standard and is solar powered, exceeding its yearly energy requirements.
This superb home has some of the most advanced controlled automation systems with 100% LED Lighting and an unequalled level of sustainable materials in its construction.
Cedar Barn is unique; within the traditional appearance of the house, many different zero carbon and energy saving technologies have been brought together. The project is designed to be an example to the building industry and home-buyers that Green Energy and largely fossil free construction is now achievable as a viable proposition.
Throughout the build Deluxe Developers worked closely with one of NHBCs specialist energy consultants to achieve incredibly high ecological challenges and build standards set by their code level 6 design brief.
In order for these technologies that combine electrical energy, thermal energy, ventilation and insulation to perform to their optimum; state-of-the-art control systems have been installed. This enables all the systems to be reviewed and recorded on an hour-by-hour basis, with every technology within the house controlled from a mobile phone or tablet.
Cedar Barn Key Technologies
- 14.5 kW array of inroof solar panels
- Solar Panels: Innotech
- Mounting System: GSE Roof Integration
- Inverter:SolarEdge Inverters & Optimisers
- Exceptional level of insulation and fabric
- Passivhaus air tightness to 0.6
- Mechanical ventalation with heat recovery (MVHR) to 92% efficiency
- Ground source heat pump
- Triple glazing
- Secure by design site certification
- Rainwater harvesting
- Low co2 concrete alternative
- Fossil free oversite
- Lighting control systems
- Cat 6 networking & 4K HD TV system
- Heating automation system
- Summer cooling’
Quote from: http://www.deluxedevelopers.co.uk/cedar-barn/
Images from: Deluxe Developers