Green Future Tipped For Two Awards In Prestigious Awards
Green Future’s first zero carbon home has already attracted attention to the Armagh company, following its opening last March by Environment Minister Alex Attwood & his Irish counterpart Phil Hogan. The company is pioneering sustainable homes building in Northern Ireland and beyond, building its reputation and attracting investment.
Now the company is tipped for two awards in the prestigious UTV Business Eye Awards, ‘Green Company Of The Year’ finalist as well as 'Waste Reduction Project Of The year' category finalist, recognition for Green Future NI's dedication to sustainable development and environment through innovative construction and design.
Its zero carbon house, a prototype suitable for mass production capable of near-zero energy bills. Spokesman and director for the company, John McClatchey said the annual home energy costs for this detached story-and-a-half county home equates to only £300 for this 3100sq ft home, our smarter homes help eradicate fuel poverty
He said: "We have been shortlisted because the house ticks every box on the sustainable development criteria through our innovative construction and design techniques. The bungalow s in a rural location, has triple glazed windows a 4 kw inline heater batter, an external wood pallet boiler which has 97 per cent efficiency, solar water heating, an alternative energy supply in the form of solar PV installation its own waste water treatment plant and LED lighting.
"Green Future NI has created the innovative Green Future House, which not only meets the Government's required transition to mass construction of new zero carbon homes by 2016 but this house exceeds the Government's targets."
The Business Awards, to honour high achievers of the Northern Ireland business community which will take place in at a black tie gala event at The Culloden Estate and Spa, Cultra on 26th September, are presented by UTV Media plc and Business Eye Magazine in conjunction with the airline Flybe.
The company commissioned Ulster University which carried out thermal performance testing of the Green Future House. Statistics revealed that the house is 77 per cent more efficient than ordinary houses, providing huge saving on fuel bills. This house is also the first in the province to be awarded five years no council rates under the now defunct Low Carbon and Zero Carbon Homes Scheme. Green Future NI is lobbying for reintroduction of this incentive scheme.