Eco Vicarages shortlisted for Birmingham Post Award
The award recognises the extent to which businesses primarily focus on recycling, sustainability and providing environmentally friendly products or services.
The two new build eco vicarages were built with the aim to reduce the Church of England’s footprint by 80% over the next few years. As well as being zero-carbon, both properties have met the highest Government standards for domestic buildings – Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Level 6.
Alongside meeting CSH standards, the property also conforms to the German ‘Passivhaus’ model, which recognises properties that utilise very small quantities of energy. As part of the build, Speller Metcalfe had to ensure the highest levels of airtightness (the rate at which air escapes a building) and insulation.
Bill Cave, Director of Small Works at Speller Metcalfe said “the eco vicarages have truly proved to be at the forefront of zero carbon technology, having been shortlisted for numerous awards this year. However, we are particularly proud to be recognised by the Birmingham Post, as both the vicarages were built on behalf of the Diocese of Worcester in Dudley.”
“Not only is it fantastic to be nominated, but pushes forward the construction industry to build houses that create a sustainable legacy right across the region.”
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 4th October where the winners will be revealed in the new exhibition hall at Edgbaston stadium.