RIBA award winning zero carbon design and development pioneers ZEDfactory* have unveiled their innovative response to the housing crisis – the Zero Bills Home.
With a clever design that minimises energy requirements, the very low energy needs of the household are met by a roof-integrated PV and energy storage system which can also generate enough power to service a small electric vehicle.
The home is heated by a small air source heat pump that recycles heat recovered from stale air that’s been processed by a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system.
Zero Bills comes as a kit of parts – a steel frame with timber wall panels the bulk of which is manufactured in the UK. The system is affordable at £1350 per square meter and quick and easy to build with.
Zero Bills is aiming to be one of the first homes assessed under BRE’s new Home Quality Mark which provides consumer-friendly, impartial information via a star ratings system on the quality and sustainability of new homes. It has already been commissioned for use on a development in Newport Essex for the Sir Arthur Ellis Trust (subject to planning permission).