Buildings contribute about 43% of all the UK’s carbon emissions. Technology exists today to drastically reduce this, but this requires changes at many levels and commitment and actions to make this happen. There are no quick fixes.
We want to take action and reduce our carbon footprint by building a sustainable house. A house that has almost no energy demands, but that fits in as far as possible with the surroundings.
The reality we face by doing nothing is really rather grave. We would like to demonstrate that there is support from like-minded people to take action and sooner rather than later. We want to share our experience and help make a positive change. What we are doing is not radical, but it is a little different to the status quo. Attitudes need to change. If you agree or have any comments, please leave a note below.
Every name and comment makes a huge difference.
Merton Sustainable Development
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|23||Ruth Baber||Cheap to run, sustainable, carbon neutral housing has to be the way forward||Jan 09, 2015|
|22||Nicola McKilligan||We have to wake up and catch up with the progressive countries in Europe and eksewhere.||Sep 19, 2014|
|21||Ivan Regan||Building Sustainable and Carbon Neutral structures should be compulsory for building firms full stop. Given our level of technology and economic wealth there is no excuse for not doing this. Homebuilders/Renovators should be encouraged with reward schemes and discounts if they can prove build is sustainable / using recycled materials / passive technology prior and post build completion||Sep 19, 2014|
|20||Archie Curtis||I plan to build our house from sustainable and recycled materials if only I could beat te mass developers to a bit of suitable land!!! It should be law from now on that houses are 80% sustainable. 10% might as well be nothing.||Sep 18, 2014|
|19||Dileep Thomas||I strongly believe in the benefits and vision the 'zero carbon' architecture represents and quite frankly, the path this couple has chosen is quite pioneering and represents many challenges. However, the key motivation for them to embark upon this project is the opportunity to create a better, cleaner future for our communities and our next generations. Rather than making their journey even more||Sep 18, 2014|
|18||Matt Clancy||It's unbelievable that the council is not just being unsupportive of this initiative but seem to be actively blocking it! I fully support what this house is aiming to achieve and think it's negligent for the council to be effectively and subjectively blocking it!||Sep 17, 2014|
|17||Tim Wiseman||I know Dean well, he is passionate about the benefits of this home. I hope it will be approved for it is an ethical, sustainable, beautiful house that will be an example to other.||Sep 13, 2014|
|16||Paul Curtis||I am really struggling to see why planning permission is not granted on this plan which I fully support. This sort of development is the future and should be embraced||Sep 12, 2014|
|15||robert coe||I agree Mr Seawell||Sep 11, 2014|
|14||Jasper Graham-Jones||Sep 11, 2014|
|13||Kelly Knapp||This home is spearheading the way others will be modelled after in the (hopefully near) future. If only we were all as clever in our thinking as this couple – kudos to them!||Sep 11, 2014|
|12||Anu Doll||How can anyone say no to something that is better for the environment !!||Sep 11, 2014|
|11||Carol Potter||Sep 11, 2014|
|10||Stuart Walker||I also support this initiative.||Sep 11, 2014|
|9||Heidi Bergene-Gray||great initiative that can be the template for future house building. the more we can stop relying on polluting fuels .||Sep 10, 2014|
|8||Hannah Petley||Sep 10, 2014|
|7||Debbie Briant||Eco-friendly is the new black.||Sep 10, 2014|
|6||Emma Smith||Sep 10, 2014|
|5||John Mak||To deny planning permission to such an initiative would set a precedence that would undermine the future of domestic green initiatives. Change starts at home....||Sep 10, 2014|
|4||Ana Nazir||I fully support this plan to build a zero carbon home||Sep 10, 2014|
|3||Tammy Wade||From little things big things grow! Great ideas to reduce your dependency on fossil fuels.||Sep 10, 2014|
|2||Ian Wade||Change is good - embrace the future.||Sep 10, 2014|
|1||glennis scrivens||for our childrens children||Sep 10, 2014|