Sustainability Groundbreaking building materials and techniques will make this a UK ﬁrst
Long Meadow is not only special in terms of the quality of the homes, and their availability to local people, but it is groundbreaking in terms of sustainable development.
Long Meadow takes sustainability in its stride. It doesn’t shout and scream sustainability from the rooftops. There are no wind turbines here. The homes don’t look like “eco houses” – they are not supposed to. However, look beneath the skin and these homes are sustainable and energy efficient.
The breakthrough with Long Meadow is that we have concentrated on what the buildings are made of and how they are built. Most of the recent eco-developments have taken existing methods of building houses and then added technology to reduce their energy use. At Long Meadow the sustainability is built in, not bolted on.
One day all houses will be made this way.