Award-winning Architect, Taus Larsen of TL Architecture who specialises in designing low‐energy housing, appointed us to provide Energy Consultancy services, and Cook Brown Building Control to provide Building Control services, for the successful build of three environmentally sustainable homes at Philips Street, Bristol.
The build adds 3 new ultra-low energy homes to Somewhere Housing Co-ops portfolio of homes in the South of Bristol, providing affordable homes to local people. The homes, built by Earthwise Construction, share a 10kW roof integrated PV system, and a lack of gas grid connection, along with MVHR heat recovery ventilation, solar assisted Heat Pump Technology, efficient appliances and low embodied energy construction – making them effectively zero carbon homes.
The timber frame homes, which the residents helped to design and build, have been built to house some of the Co-Op’s older existing members with rent, which is affordable, helps to free up other homes for younger families. The residents share a communal bike store, laundry room, visitor’s bedroom, and heating/ventilation system.
“We were extremely delighted to have worked on this project, so much so that due to the specifications and sustainability of the development, we crowned Taus Larsen the winner at one of our quarterly awards presentations.”
Taus Larsen was crowned the first winner of the Cook Brown Energy Ltd Design Innovation Award and was presented by Operations Director – Andy Clark and Senior Energy Consultant – Matthew Hodges, at the official opening of the project in June 2019.
We provide a professional Energy Consultancy Service for our commercial and domestic clients across England and Wales, to ensure that their projects are energy efficient. Cook Brown Building Control are an Approved Inspector and provide Building Control services to oversee compliance aspects and to ensure that projects comply with Building Regulations.
To view some of our completed projects which span multiple sectors, please visit our Projects or contact us on 01275 846995 for an informal discussion.