SoLow is an Intertrade Ireland project that sought to push the boundaries of the construction industry in terms of reducing embedded carbon, increasing building performance, and reducing operating costs.
The project designed and built an A-grade building that has met RIBA and LETI 2030 carbon targets. @Sentanta Construction constructed the modular home at their site in Magherafelt with the whole building being assembled in a matter of hours.
The Electric Storage Company will install a sonneBatterie 10 into the building and will monitor for the next 12 months to demonstrate the energy efficiencies of the new house.
“We’re fully convinced of the advantages of building off-site Passive Homes with low embedded carbon, but to fulfill our assurances to potential homeowners and industry professionals we’ve committed to undertake a detailed study to examine the full benefits in comparison to conventional builds and further explore what works well for the ultimate occupants and the environment we live in.”