An Edinburgh home has won an industry award for the range of different energy saving and renewable energy generation technologies in the house.
The award winning plan was developed by an architect who set out to create a zero-carbon, green property and enlisted the help of Edinburgh solar specialists, Solar Kingdom, to aid evaluation and planning to optimise the integrated use of the technologies.
Solar Kingdom were further involved with the installation and commissioning.
The state of the art home was presented with the Best Integrated Renewable System at the recent Solar Power Portal Awards.
The Edinburgh home includes cutting-edge insulation, triple glazed windows and doors, a whole house heat recovery system, LED lighting, solar PV and solar thermal panels integrated into the roof covering and a state of the art renewable heating system.
Peter Randall, Solar Kingdom, said: “Working on this project has been a joy and the residents can now look forward to living in an ultra-low carbon property with very low running costs thanks to the range of different energy saving and generating technologies that all complement each other.”
A full study of the building’s thermal performance is now planned in conjunction with an Edinburgh university and the Building Research Establishment (BRE).