Stickland Wright architecture + interiors have been project architects from the early stages and throughout the detailed design on North Lane Newhaven, we are incredibly excited to see this project moving ahead on site.
Newhaven Green is a commercial venture by property developer, Miracles by Design, to develop 13 flats to the Active House standard – a new environmental certification that takes a robust and holistic stance on sustainability. The flats, in the centre of historic Newhaven, will offer residents zero bills, substantial indoor planting and healthy internal environments, predominantly through the use of natural materials.
Accelerating action against the climate crisis and ecological collapse is a complex subject with many variables. A key challenge for Architects is to balance the environmental impacts against the needs of the population for improved buildings and infrastructure.
A new and emerging standard that is set to tackle this challenge head on is the Active House building standard, developed by Velux in Denmark. The standard promotes energy efficiency and sustainable living environments to deliver healthy buildings for people and planet.
Active House developments need to have been designed with robust and holistic stance on the 3 core principles.
Contributes positively to the energy balance of the building via integrated renewable energy sources.
2: Indoor Climate
Creates a healthy indoor living experience, with more ventilation, light and adopting biophilic principles.
An Active House will have a positive impact on the environment throughout its life cycle.