Salford City Mayor gives seal of approval to eco-homes

17.10.22 3 min read by Ryan Devlin

Our Passivhaus-targeted, affordable homes at Greenhaus, have been recognised as a benchmark for sustainable development by Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett. 

The 96 apartments, by ECF and forward funded by Salix Homes, will be the largest collection of Passivhaus, affordable homes in the North West, making sustainable living more accessible. 

Homes built to Passivhaus standards have reduced energy consumption of around 90% compared to traditional homes, helping residents to reduce their fuel bills, whilst also cutting carbon footprint.  

The homes will benefit from triple-glazed windows and the latest insulation technology, using minimal energy for heating and cooling. 

As part of his visit to the site, Mayor Dennett met with ECF and Salix Homes, to discuss progress on site and how Greenhaus plays into Salford’s ambitions to become a carbon neutral city by 2038. 

He commented: “We’re always looking at energy saving, carbon reduction initiatives at all levels across Salford and the delivery of developments like Greenhaus is helping us to not only meet our new housing targets, but be an exemplar for what sustainable development should look like. These homes go way beyond national standards which is something we want to strive for in other parts of Salford.” 

Public electric vehicle charging spaces are also being installed at the site, along with a public square to encourage people to meet with friends and neighbours and spend more time in the area. 

Joe Stockton, development surveyor, at ECF, said:

For us, our buildings only mean something if they then mean something to the people that are going to live, work and enjoy their time in and around them.”
Currently, high-spec affordable housing with the energy saving credentials of Greenhaus is incredibly rare in the North West and they’ll have a significant positive impact on the future residents.”

Greenhaus is part of ECF’s £1bn, 50-acre Salford Central regeneration and is a joint venture between Muse, Legal & General and Homes England. 

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