Date: Monday 10 November 2014
We are thrilled to have won a prestigious accolade at the esteemed national Housebuilder Awards for our efforts to lower our carbon footprint whilst building high-quality homes in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire.
The Sustainable Show Village at our East Anglia business unit’s Cambourne development secured us the title of ‘Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative’ at the awards.
The Show Village is a unique complex which exhibits the wide choice of energy-saving and eco-friendly options on offer to customers who purchase a property at the development.
Bryn Maidman, Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “We are absolutely delighted that our work to lower our carbon footprint at Cambourne, whilst building high-quality homes, has been recognised by these prestigious awards.
“We are committed to providing our customers with a choice of eco-friendly options and the Sustainable Show Village shows exactly how sustainable living can be achieved.
“This fantastic award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole team, who can all be justly proud of our success. We’d also like to thank Cambourne Parish Council for their involvement in this innovative project.”
Unique among over 300-plus developments across the UK, the Sustainable Show Village at Cambourne introduces customers to various ways in which they can adapt their home to use less energy and create less waste through a serious of information plaques, which also double as a fun and educational treasure trail for youngsters.
Visitors can discover how to cut the cost of heating in their home using new, innovative systems. The benefits of energy-efficient A++ rated appliances and low-energy lighting are also displayed, along with grey-water recycling and measures to reduce water flow.
Homebuyers at Cambourne are able to choose sustainable flooring, doors and furniture made from renewably sourced materials and even environmentally-friendly paint as well as a range of everyday features such as recycling and compost bins, water butts, vegetable beds, smart meters and cycle storage. Bird, bat and insect boxes offer opportunities to increase biodiversity in gardens at the development too.
The annual Housebuilder Awards, in partnership with the National House Building Council (NHBC), recognise excellence across the housebuilding industry. This year’s glittering ceremony was hosted at London’s Tower Hotel.