Springfield Meadows is a development of 25 homes in Oxfordshire, built by Greencore Construction in partnership with Ssassy Property. The houses are built to better than Passivhaus energy standards and are a great example of low carbon buildings.
The development has been awarded ‘One Planet Living Global Leader’ status by a leading environmental charity, Bioregional, as well partnering with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) to make the scheme as wildlife-rich as possible. The Bioregional award is meaningful, in that it considers all aspects of sustainability – not just things like waste, water and energy, but supporting the local community and economy too. So, as well as being highly energy efficient, the homes were built using local labour, with 35% affordable housing.
This development has achieved net zero (whole life) carbon ambitions and has been nationally recognised for its approach to sustainability.