Our LIME (Living in a Modular Environment) House project hit the headlines on Friday, with an article appearing in the Nottingham Post. This follows our success in winning a grant from the Nottingham City Council through the N’Tech programme.
Earlier in the week, Councillor Nick McDonald, the Bulwell Forest Councillor responsible for Jobs and Growth, came to visit the Lime Street site and to congratulate us on the award. He met the SASIE apprentices, who have been receiving training in general construction, insulation and renewable. Cllr McDonald reviewed the plans for the new house.
The LIME House is due to complete this year and will see a demonstrator 3-bedroom house, fitted out with an Assisted Living package. The building design is aiming to achieve a zero carbon certificate, targeting Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 and the Passivhaus standard. The house will be manufactured from modular wall panels which will be brought to site for rapid final assembly. The finished house will include an integrated renewable energy system (SASIE’s MonoEnergy) with solar PV and thermal together with a SASIE manufactured hybrid heat pump. Heating will be shared with the neighbouring house to simulate a low-temperature district heating network.
The house will initially be available for education and demonstration purposes. Thereafter, tenants with particular assisted living needs will live in the house, where SASIE will continue to monitor performance. The LIME House will be the first of many, with SASIE’s ambitious plans to provide up to 1,000 units per year, offering much needed high quality, low-carbon housing for the future as well as opportunities for local employment.