Go Green is a most popular slogan nowadays, everything can take a part of this movement. With no exception of the house design concept, the low energy house design is a way to provide green environtment. Below is the house design which low energy concept. This modern stylish house situated in Scotland, overlooking the Solway Firth. The site is a steeply sloping, former quarry in a National Scenic Area. Built in a high and chamfered ground covered with stone walls. In the second level it used glazing wall with steel frame and wooden materials to cover the house. The house has been future proofed with the following low energy features;
1. The external walls, floor and roof are insulated to a high standard and air infiltration is minimised.
2. Triple glazed windows with warm edge spacer bars, thermally broken frames and inert gas filled to achieve a whole window u-value of 0.7W/m2K.
3. Heat pump using a borehole as the ground source for the underfloor heating and hot water system with a closed combustion woodburning stove as back up.
4. Micro generation of renewable electricity using roof mounted Photovoltaic Panels.
5. Whole house heat recovery ventilation system.
For more details let’s see the eco friendly Simon Winstanley Architects below.
Deepstone, contemporary low energy house design
Contemporary low energy house design by Simon Winstanley Architects in Scotland
The design house of stone is topped by a wooden box and glass
The pavilion is constructed with a standing seam zinc roof
Wonderful sea view from the house
Lounge design with wood stove burning close to heat back upburning
Modern kitchen design of low energy house in Scotland
Comfortable dining area of low energy house