MAYOR VISITS BRISTOL’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY PASSIVHAUS HOUSING SCHEME
Solon Housing and local building firm Speller Metcalfe are working in partnership to build the first Passivhaus homes for affordable rent in the City.
The four homes are part of a larger programme comprising of 27 houses and flats on former Council owned garage sites in Hengrove and Hartcliffe.
Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, said: “If we are to achieve our ambitions of creating a zero carbon city by 2050, we will need more sustainable development like this.
“Solon’s housing development is a great example of raising the standard of living and creating a better place for all.”
Richard James, Director of Development & Asset Management for Solon, said: “Solon is very proud to be working in partnership with Bristol City Council and Speller Metcalfe to build the first affordable Passivhaus homes in the City."
Adrian Speller, Director of Sustainability for Speller Metcalfe, said:“The homes will be extremely energy-efficient and can be maintained without active heating and cooling systems, with cost savings targeting up to a 90 per cent reduction on energy bills.”
The development is scheduled for completion in Spring 2016.