Dove Construction

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Paternosters earns EcoHomes rating certificate

Paternosters shared housing development earns Building Research Establishment (BRE) EcoHomes rating certificate;

This shared ownership development, a design and build project constructed by Dove, has just been awarded an EcoHomes rating of 'Very Good' under the BRE EcoHomes rating certificate system.

This housing sustainability certification is an example of how Dove Construction is working to keep one step ahead of regulation and getting systems in place ready to meet the challenges of the nationally agreed 'Code for Sustainable Homes' that is due to be implemented in April 2007.

EcoHomes is a straightforward, flexible and independently verified environmental assessment method, with environmental performance expressed on a scale of Pass to Excellent.

The issues assessed are grouped into the seven categories below:

  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Ecology and land use
  • Pollution
  • Health and well being
  • Materials

The idea behind EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes is to encourage architects, developers and construction companies to work to reduce the environmental impact of housing developments through good design and construction methods and practice.

The greater sustainability of these housing developments should offer the buyers:

  • Reduced running costs through greater energy and water efficiency, and reduced maintenance
  • Healthy, comfortable and flexible internal environments
  • Access to local amenities
  • Less dependence on the car

Dove Construction are delighted that their work on Paternosters has contributed to earning this certification, and are committed to excellence in the construction of sustainable housing.

For full details on the project visit the Paternosters construction project page.

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