York housing development shortlisted for green award
Published by Craig Downs for Keepmoat in Housing and also in Environment
Lea Way in Huntington has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Social Housing Project of the Year category of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012
An energy-efficient, eco-friendly housing development in York has been shortlisted for a prestigious national sustainability award.
Lea Way, in Huntington, has been named as a finalist in the ‘Sustainable Social Housing Project of the Year’ category of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2012.
The £1.6 million scheme - a development of 13 family homes for sale, rent and shared ownership – was built by leading social housing contractor Frank Haslam Milan, part of Keepmoat, on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).
The homes have been built to Level Five of the Code for Sustainable Homes, meaning they are highly energy efficient, warm and use low amounts of energy.
Sustainable features include solar photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and low flow water systems.
Mark Rodda, Head of Sustainability at Keepmoat, said: “We are extremely proud to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.
“Sustainability is at the core of our company’s agenda and we are leading the way in working with our clients to deliver high level Code for Sustainable Homes developments across the UK.
“Working in partnership with an organisation like JRHT, who have similar sustainability ambitions, has allowed us to deliver this exemplar scheme in York.”
The Sustainable Housing Awards recognise the best ‘green’ social housing projects constructed in the UK, and the organisations responsible for them.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in October.