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Client: Diocese of Worcester
Project value: £1.4m

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Description

The schemes involve one extension, and three new build environmentally responsible eco-vicarages which enhance the Diocese’s sustainable credentials. The homes are both Passivhaus accredited and meet the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Code Level 6 ‘Zero Carbon Home’ criteria.

The energy demand of the Eco-vicarages is reduced to an absolute minimum by designing a super-insulated building envelope with triple glazing throughout. A super air-tight construction is also specified to prevent heat losses to the environment at building junctions.

The energy requirements associated with artificial lighting are kept to a minimum using low energy luminaires that have very high optical efficiencies coupled with reflectors that have high purity light reflection properties.