Elm Tree Mews
BPE of sustainable housing development
This project set out to provide a robust approach to the evaluation and monitoring of the Elm Tree Mews sustainable housing development in York. The development is being undertaken by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and is intended to address the issues involved in creating low carbon, sustainable housing. It is anticipated that the lessons learned will be fed back to the industry at large. The research project consisted of a retrospective evaluation of the design and construction process, performance measurements of the dwellings as constructed (compared with design expectations) and the monitoring of energy and other performance characteristics of the dwellings in use.