The world's first Active House stands at the crest of an estate. Its south-facing roof is covered in solar panels and solar cells, which between them harness more than enough power to keep the occupants warm and the appliances running. In around 30 years' time, if designers have got their sums right, the excess electricity flowing from the house into Denmark's grid will have cancelled out the energy costs of building it, leaving a non-existent footprint on the earth's resources.
Glass-filled eco self-build This environmentally friendly home was built using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that offer increased energy efficiency. The windows were made in Denmark and supplied by ADW.
STUDIO MGM modece architects House, Suffolk An ecologically designed timber house for a private client on a wooded site designed to fit comfortably between existing trees and take full advantage of field views to south and west – resulting in a free flowing building in both plan and elevations.