Tuesday 3 January 2017

New homes to help solve climate and housing crises

New homes to help solve climate and housing crises

New modular homes could help solve both the climate and housing crises.

A partnership between the WElink Group and housing association Your Housing Group (YHG) could result in 25,000 of the low carbon buildings being built each year by 2022.

The £2.5 billion deal, which also involves Barcelona Housing Systems and investment from the China National Building Material Company (CNBM), has the potential to help deliver the UK Government's target of building a million new homes before 2020.

The buildings feature solar panels and a range of energy efficiency devices to achieve a potential 75% off-grid capacity.

They are low carbon in construction as well as operation, as they use steel and composites from Britain.

Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, said: "This joint venture shows the potential modular construction has to meet the UK’s housing needs and help build a country that works for everyone.

"This Government is committed to delivering a more diverse and innovative housebuilding sector and our £3 billion Home Building Fund will encourage more pioneering house building projects and partnerships like this one."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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