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Blog by Suzy Jones

Town House crowned as one of the most energy efficient homes in the UK

04 February 2022

Data shows that our all electric Town House home type is over 50% more energy efficient than an average new build

A recent report created by ARUP – a global consultancy with expertise in design, engineering, architecture, and planning across every aspect of the built environment – revealed that a House by Urban Splash Town House is one of the most energy efficient home types in the UK.

Town House was, and continues to be, developed with the help of our partners including Sekisui House, the world’s biggest and most sustainable homebuilder in the world.

It’s made from sustainable timber, built using modern methods of construction (that are better for the environment than traditional building techniques), and is packed with eco-friendly features.

The report breakdown

01 — Town House is over 50% more energy efficient than the average new build home, exceeding all carbon reduction targets.

02 — It emits over 20% less carbon than the aspirational target for best practice.

03 — Its Energy Use Intensity (EUI) was found to be almost half of an average new build home.

04 — The construction process emits over 70% less carbon than the average building and over 50% less carbon than the best practice benchmark.

These statistics come from our inhouse research facility, Future Lab, who collaborated with ARUP to undertake a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Town House.

This process reviews both the embodied carbon emissions (generated by the materials and construction process) and operational carbon emissions (generated from the energy used in the home).

Suzy Jones, director at Future Lab said: “This report shows that day-to-day, our Town House customers will require less than 50% of the energy used in a similar new build home.

“These results come following years of investment and refinement, and we are on a journey to create something that is reducing the carbon footprint of our sector.”

Suzy and her team are now working to further refine Town House homes with objectives to unveil a zero-carbon product in the near future.

Suzy said: “By making small changes and committing to offset emissions, Town House can be delivered as a zero carbon ready home.

“We know that, as a sector, we’re always going to create CO2 emissions, but our aim now is to minimise those emissions and plant trees to remove the equivalent amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.

“There’s still much work to be done, and that’s why we’re getting our heads down and investing more into our products so that we can further raise the game and give customers across the UK access to better design and the chance to reduce their carbon footprint with their choice of home.”

Town House homes are currently available at East Float, Wirral Waters in Birkenhead, Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridgeshire, Port Loop in Birmingham, and Marina Gardens, New Islington, in Manchester.

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