Passive solar design: reduces the need to use heating and cooling systems by minimizing direct solar gain in summer and maximizing direct solar gain in winter through controlling the amount of direct sun entering the building in the different seasons.
1.5Kw Photo voltaic array: grid connected photo voltaic array generating electricity and selling it back into the grid reducing power consumption.
Solar hot water systems: roof mounted Appricus solar hot water systems with ground mounted storage tanks reduce the energy input required to generate hot water.
Stack ventilation: promoted by highlight windows to naturally vent the internal environment.
"Low E" laminated glass: reduces heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter especially on East and West facing glass and helps to maintain a comfortable internal temperature.
Stabilized earth walls: provide a large thermal mass helping to maintain even internal temperatures.