AECB Members Presented with International Gold Award for Zero Carbon Eco-House
Koru Architects has won a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and were presented with the Gold Award in the architecture category at a glamorous ceremony in London this month.
The prestigious international award was for a zero-carbon eco-house designed by Koru Architects, located in Lloyd Close, Hove. The detached property, which also houses Koru Architects’ company office, is run on 100% renewable energy via solar panels and a biomass boiler, even generating enough power to export a surplus to the grid. It is constructed using natural materials such as sustainable timber, hemp-fibre insulation and natural paints.
The award was for the environmental credentials of the project along with positive engagement with the local community. Koru Architects has entered the annual Brighton and Hove Eco Open Houses Show six times so far, and plans to continue to do so in order to educate the public about sustainable housing and inspire the community to take action.
The Koru Architects team are honoured to have their work recognised with this Green Apple Award. Company director and senior architect Mark Pellant said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the internationally renowned Green Organisation and to have received one of their highest ecoaccolades for one of our designs …. That said, we wont be resting on our laurels and will strive to produce many more innovative sustainable buildings”.
The Green Apple Environment Awards, run by the Green Organisation, were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.