'Bills are design flaws'
Stickland Wright architects have been working with innovative development company, Miracles by Design to complete the UK’s first Accredited Active House development in Newhaven , East Sussex.
Miracles by Design (MBD) are a Newhaven based development company who believe that the most effective solution to combating climate change in construction, is to make green design the world’s most profitable activity. In their view, ‘bills are design flaws’ and a change in mindset is needed to improve design solutions that will reduce, eliminate or even turn expenditure into income.
Stickland Wright worked closely with MBD Founder, Humayun Khan, to follow Active House principles in the construction of 13 dwellings in the heart of the Sussex coastal town, Newhaven.
Newhaven Active House uses natural and low embodied energy materials, where possible, and focuses on comfort and well-being by maximising daylight, improving thermal performance and indoor air quality. Each unit boasts 3 times more daylight than the average UK home, no energy bills, internal green walls and an innovative air cleaning process that pumps air through the soil of the Phytoremediation system, microbes then digest any pollution particles providing cleaner, fresher air.
Developer: Miracles by Design
Architect: Stickland Wright
Engineer: Haworth McCall
M&E Consultants: Crofton