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low carbon new build home in The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times Features Low Carbon IQ Glass Project

IQ Glass was recently featured in The Sunday Times, discussing how glazing can be used to reduce energy bills and the carbon footprint of a dwelling, predominantly in new build homes. The article describes the importance of orientation of glazing in new build dwellings, exploring how glazing solutions can be used to take advantage of the suns position throughout the day.

Claywood House, a contemporary new build with a low carbon design, is complete with sustainable high-performance glazing from IQ. Each aspect of the home was built with step-free access in mind, to accommodate the homeowner who was a wheelchair user. The article explains how ideally, living areas should be “south-facing to benefit from low-lying direct sunlight and associated solar gain”, due to the sun pattern any dwelling which has south-facing glazing elements will see the most hours of sunlight during the day.

The contemporary Hampshire home used green power sources and sustainable building materials, including aluminium, which is infinitely recyclable, to create an eco-friendly home. Triple glazed sliding glass doors and heated glass were utilised to increase the thermal efficiency of the luxury home.

The minimal glazing package includes frameless structural glass as well as ultra-slim casement windows, to maximise the light and views from every angle without compromising on the contemporary design.

For more information about this project or the systems used, contact the team at IQ today.

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