We had a chat with Joel Carr, of Fido Projects, who built the Brooklyn home seen at our recent Open Day. Joel is passionate about good architecture, sustainable building and design - and working with great people.
He explains, "With legislation in environmental design and building practices lacking well behind the required targets to effectively reduce climate change, I feel obliged to do my part."
"The modular and prefabricated nature of Habitech's product allows forward planning, reduces time on site & allows fabrication of other elements, such as windows, that would usually require site measure and fabrication much later in the project."
"People are always surprised at how stable the temperature is within a Habitech home, all year round. The combination of passive solar design, the extremely well insulated Habitech wall and roof systems and a thermal mass, such as a concrete slab, reduces or can even eliminate the requirement for heating & cooling."
"With foresight, sustainable homes are far cheaper than conventional homes. For example, heating and cooling a standard home is a huge ongoing operating cost in gas and electricity bills and increases further with inevitable maintenance costs & replacement costs."
You can see more about Fido here.