General and natural lighting (both homes)


The use of optimum daylight reduces the energy demand created by artificial lighting. The amount of daylight entering both properties has been maximised, by installing additional windows (see Code 4 home) and sunpipes . This reduces the likelihood that the householders will use electricity powered lighting throughout the day. Both homes are using energy saving lightbulbs throughout.

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Fact 6

With pressure from clients, specifiers and environmentalists to account for all stages in the life cycle of construction products, the masonry industry is moving forward on responsible sourcing and addressing the issue of sustainable procurement.  There is a certified chain of custody scheme.  This will mean that sustainably-produced products can gain ‘responsibly sourced materials credits’, which are set to become commonly used in the construction industry. 

See more on the Code for Sustainable Homes