Barratt Developments has partnered with the University of Salford and 60+ suppliers working together to build this net zero carbon house and it will be continuously monitored to assess energy usage, carbon emissions and performance.
Alongside EnviroVent’s MEV Ventilation System, other cutting-edge technology featured in Z House includes infrared panels that provide instant zero carbon heat and new air powered showers that will save families hundreds of pounds per year in water and heating bills. The house also features plaster that eliminates pollutants giving cleaner, healthier air, along with a fridge which keeps the right humidity resulting in 60% less food wastage. There are also innovative heated skirting boards delivering 10% more heat than traditional radiators whilst saving space.
Barratt’s Z House project will test advanced Modern Method of Construction techniques and trial the next generation of smart technology and sustainable materials. Ultimately, the aim is to find solutions and enable the industry to build high quality, zero carbon and beyond homes that customers love, at scale.
Just a couple of months ago, EnviroVent launched its Roadmap to net zero, with a clear plan to achieve this by 2030. Part of this involves moving to new low carbon headquarters in Harrogate, which use renewable heat and energy sources, such as heat pumps and low emission ventilation systems.