Felling the chill? Eco-friendly pads where you can turn up the heat without worrying about bills.
Hertfordshire, from £217,950: set to put Hemel Hempstead on the front line of progressive eco-living, the 17-storey Beacon will comprise 272 studios, one, two and three bedroom balconied flats and penthouses, due to be completed in 2018. Its green technologies – triple glazing and what is thought to be the highest – density solar farm in the world – should generate sufficient heat and power to ensure residents don’t need to pay any energy bills for at least the first five years.
One of the UK’s most sustainable developments.
Around five years ago, environmental sustainability was at the forefront of leading housebuilders’ minds. Their thinking was about how to have the least ecological impact in terms of energy, carbon water use and waste output. Today, social sustainability is the topic the pioneering developers are most engaged
The Beacon demonstrates that developers can go beyond the minimum requirements of sustainability set out by government.
No energy bills for inhabitants of ‘world’s most sustainable residential tower’
A revolutionary residential tower being built in Hemel Hempstead offers sustainable and affordable luxury living without any energy bills. Zero emission development uses solar panels and heat exchangers to provide free heating and hot water life…
Touted as the “worlds most sustainable development” by Lumiere Developments, the eco-credentials of tower, which is due to be complied in 2018, are not only impressive but promise to offer buyers free energy for life.
Property development Lumiere Developments is developing The Beacon program, which will be large-scale luxury real estate technology for sustainable development and environmental protection felicities together, is the Uk s only multifamily living and energy performance certificate obtained A+ zero-emission buildings, also HQM certification. The Beacon will be designed by an independent SPV panels and ground source heat pumps to generate their own energy. The building will become the UK’s highest density of solar farm, 10 times more than normal density higher.
Other notable features and amenities also include British strongest sound systems, the UK’s largest underground automated parking systems, roof garden, indoor botanical gardens, water and electricity systems, residents cafes and gym.
Introducing Britain’s most eco-friendly residential skyscraper.
The high rise is going green. It seems hard to believe that a tall, hulking block made from huge amounts of material and consuming huge amount of energy could ever be anything other than bad for our fragile environment. Yet conventional wisdom is being challenged by architects and scientists who are attempting to foster a new breed of eco-towers.
In England,the team behind The Beacon in Hemel Hempstead are trying to go one better – and they reckon they’ve got the recipe for the greenest tall residential building ever seen in Britain. “It should generate as much energy as it needs for its consumption – so its essentially becomes self- sustaining”, explains Ambi Singh, commercial director at Lumiere Developments.