The architectural firm Anderson Bell + Christie (AB+C) recently proposed a new housebuilding strategy that guarantees a net-zero carbon emission for new builds and a reduced energy bill. The strategy would "prevent more than 7 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere from new homes due to be built in Scotland by 2045." The new net-zero housebuilding strategy can be immediately implemented on a mass scale as the materials and building specifications are readily available.
Jonathan McQuillan, director at Anderson Bell + Christie, said: “Scotland has ambitions to be a net zero society by 2045, therefore it is crucial that we change our approach. The standards we currently use on new homes may save some energy and reduce the cost of living, but they do not get close to achieving zero emissions. We need a new way to build affordable houses as we work to meet Scotland’s housing needs. We need to facilitate net zero choices. We believe that a net zero society must start with net zero housebuilding.”
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Architects Proposes New Eco-Friendly Building Concepts
1. Net-zero Housebuilding - The proposed approach guarantees a net-zero carbon emission for new builds, offering disruption opportunities for sustainable building materials and technologies.
2. Eco-friendly Building Concepts - The push toward eco-friendly building concepts presents opportunities for businesses to develop new innovations in the space of sustainable building solutions.
3. Mass-scale Implementation of Net-zero Housing - The readily available building materials and specifications offer an opportunity to scale implementation of the net-zero housing strategy on a large scale.
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can capitalize on the new net-zero housebuilding strategies by incorporating sustainable building technologies and materials.
2. Energy - The proposed housebuilding strategy poses opportunities for the energy sector to collaborate with architects and home builders to create more sustainable and energy-efficient homes.
3. Real Estate - The real estate industry can capitalize on the push toward net-zero housebuilding by promoting and investing in sustainable homes as a selling point for potential buyers.