The team behind this code level 6 house explain the design and construction challenges they faced
The Nottingham Solar HOUSE (it stands for Home Optimising the Use of Solar Energy) has made its debut at Ecobuild this year.
It’s developed by the University of Nottingham’s Department of the Built Environment and construction materials giant Saint-Gobain. It’s a level six, Code for Sustainable Homes design that is versatile enough to work as a semi-detached house, a terrace or even apartments.
In this video, Building's technical editor Stephen Kennett inverviews Guillermo Guzman Dumont, a lecturer at the university and architectural students Rachel Lee, Ben Hopkins and Chris Dalton about the project.
After Ecobuild the house will be trucked to Madrid and reassembled to take on 19 other designs as part of the Solar Decathlon – an international competition for universities to design and build Europe’s most energy-efficient house