BCC Newround has featured the recently completely Eco Vicarage at Penzer Street, Kingswinford as an exemplar of sustainable home building.
The EcoVicarage at Penzer Street achieves a double first: the first home in England to achieve the twin gold standards of environmental performance. First, zero carbon (level 6) under the UK Code for Sustainable Homes, measuring holistic sustainability across nine criteria such as energy, water use and site ecology. Second, PassivHaus Accreditation, a radical German standard with demanding targets for airtightness and very low energy usage.
The news feature is avaible on the BBC website – “http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18449727”:http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18449727