Cumbria-based housebuilder Genesis Homes are set to build 16 houses, fully powered by renewable sources in Calthwaite as part of its EcoGen project.
The project is part of the business’ ongoing commitment to significantly reduce household emissions, with 40 per cent of UK carbon emissions attributed to households.
Nicky Gordon, the Managing Director of Genesis Homes and who has led the EcoGen project, said: “We are leading the way in the sustainable house building sector because we feel passionate about reducing our impact on the environment, and we are encouraging our customers to join us on this journey.
“For us, this is just the starting point in our commitment to sustainable living and we are excited to see how this pioneering project will shape our long-term business plan.
“By building these homes, we are removing harmful carbon emissions from households while significantly reducing energy costs for the homeowner, so we regard this development as a win-win situation.”
By introducing the homes, more than 850 tonnes of carbon emissions will be…