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Eco-friendly Exeter housing up for awards

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A computer-rendered image of a Passivhaus home.

Exeter City Council has recently completed an environmentally friendly housing complex which has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including: the South West Built Environment Awards, Project of the Year category; Residential Property of the Year in the Michelmores Property Awards; and two Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards – Design Through Innovation and Residential.

With this addition, Exeter City Council has now developed over a hundred Passivhaus homes

The complex, Chester Long Court, constitutes 26 high-quality yet affordable homes and is located on Vaughan Road, Whipton. Project managed by Randall Simmonds, Chester Long Court was designed by Exeter-based Gale & Snowden and built by CG Fry.

The environmentally-minded project classes as Passivhaus, a strict standard of energy efficiency. With this addition, Exeter City Council has now developed over a hundred Passivhaus homes. These properties require less energy to be heated, benefiting tenants’ energy bills and reducing ecological damage.

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