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An exploration of the challenges facing developers of affordable dwellings following low carbon and ecological principles, in rural locations in Wales

Hatherley, S; Littlewood, J; Counsell, J; Geens, A; Sinnett, N; Cole, W; (2011) An exploration of the challenges facing developers of affordable dwellings following low carbon and ecological principles, in rural locations in Wales. In: Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference: 2011 Helsinki. Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL / VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: Helsinki, Finland. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper discusses the challenges in developing ecological, low carbon and affordable dwellings in rural areas of Wales; since much of the funding in the UK is often focused on urban development. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) is committed to the aim that the construction of new homes moves towards zero carbon as soon as possible. There is a need to ensure that this strategy recognises that one size does not fit all; and understanding and addressing these issues will be fundamental if WAG objectives are too achieved in rural areas. This paper discusses a three year research project, which commenced in autumn 2010 in collaboration with the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) and Pembrokeshire Housing Association (PHA), a registered social landlord and developer of affordable dwellings; to create a development model for affordable, low carbon, ecological rural dwellings to achieve WAG targets. This paper will be of use to rural developers, designers and architects.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: An exploration of the challenges facing developers of affordable dwellings following low carbon and ecological principles, in rural locations in Wales
Event: World Sustainable Building Conference, 18-21 October, 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland.
Dates: 18 October 2011 - 21 October 2011
ISBN-13: 978-951-758-531-6
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/8683286/201...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: affordable, rural development, ecological, low carbon, dwellings, Wales
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111918
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