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Shock prize win is big boost for eco-friendly housing

Most people were astounded at the announcement last night by the Royal Institute of British Architects. They revealed that a modest eco-friendly social housing project had won their most prestigious Stirling Prize for the best new building in Britain. We were surprised too, but even more delighted.


The winning Goldsmith Street development in Norwich meets the "Passivhaus" environmental standards. This means it "provides a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling."


If you want to incorporate some of the eco-friendly design elements from Goldsmith Street in your building project, you can find out more about the eco-standards they worked to at the Passivhaus Trust.