by Snell in New Eco on Friday 1 February 2008

Called the Lighthouse (BRE House), this is the UK’s first ever net zero carbon home that also meets the highest level of the UK Standard Code for Sustainable Homes. It is a leading example because not only is it made with the most sustainable materials, but is also designed to encourage and shape a more sustainable lifestyle for its occupants. The design shows that a carbon-free house can be built if the responsibility is not only on the materials but also on our intrinsic lifestyles. If we don’t fundamentally change how we live, a bunch of Eco buildings won’t save us.