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Green Future NI disappointment at Zero Carbon Hub Closure

Green Future NI has expressed its disappointment at the recent announcement that the Zero Carbon Hub has ceased operations.

The Zero Carbon Hub was a public-private body tasked with transitioning all new homes to be built under zero-carbon regulations has ceased operations following the Government's controversial decision to stop pursuing zero-homes targets.

Its London office will close but the hub’s website will remain however, no new content will be added.  Commenting on the closure, Green Future director...


UK Chancellor scrapping zero carbon homes target for 2016 flawed 

The chancellor scrapped a requirement for new homes to be zero carbon by 2016 because he said it would prove too expensive and developers needed more time to develop energy efficient homes. But house builder Green Future is already delivering a home that exports more power to the grid than it uses and crucially built to normal social housing budget...


Construction Students Embrace Zero Carbon Concept With Green Future House
May 2015

A group of construction students paid a visit to the Green Future House as part of their studies for transition to low and zero carbon homes. 14 Year 14 students from The Royal School Armagh and St Patrick's Grammar School Armagh quickly got to grips with the award winning innovative CO2 negative ecosystem developed by Green Future... 

Monaghan County Council Officials Praise Zero Carbon House
March 2015

The future of house building in Northern Ireland was up for discussion this week as a group of housing official at Monaghan County Council visited Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon home which was accredited by the Government.The built environment senior team , travelled to Middletown to see how greener technologies can be used to address issues such as fuel poverty – an issue which is becoming more prevalent in Northern Ireland...

Rostrevor Gets First Zero Carbon Home
January 2015

Picturesque village Rostrevor County Down gets its first ever zero carbon home. Green Future have completed a bespoke 900sq ft detached home at the coastal village. With space a premium, Green Future architects skillfully designed the smart home to maximize space and layout, bay windows were also incorporated to make best use of natural light...

Zero Carbon Home Unveiled In Douglas Bridge Country Tyrone
March 2014

Green Future have completed a bespoke 4,500sq ft zero carbon self-build home in Country Tyrone village Douglas Bridge. The country home is the first ever zero carbon home in the area. 

Minster Officially Opens Salters Grange Manor Development
November  2013

The Environment Minister, Mark Durkan, has joined award winning construction company Green Future NI Ltd to officially launch Ireland / Northern Ireland's first zero carbon housing development. The private development, Salter's Grange Manor, just one mile outside Armagh city centre, will be built to a zero carbon standard offering people a smarter way of living at an affordable cost...

Italian Students Learn About Sustainable Living During Trip To Northern Ireland
November 2013

A GROUP of 21 students from the North East of Italy paid a visit to Armagh to compare and contrast sustainable living tactics employed in Northern Ireland compared with Italy. The group, who were guests of International House Belfast, toured around Northern Ireland to practice their English but also to learn about sustainable living and protecting the environment. High on their agenda was a visit to Green Future NI’s zero carbon showhouse...

MEP Martina Anderson Visits Green Future House
September 2013

Member of European Parliament Martina Anderson took time out of her busy EU schedule to show her commitment for sustainable home building and see first-hand how a zero carbon house works.  The house, which was officially opened in March 2012 by the Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, showcases a pioneering blueprint build which demonstrates how affordable and accessible it is to build an energy saving zero carbon house...

Green Future House Hosts Energy Cluster Seminar

Sustainable Building Technologies A 'Key Driver' Of Green Economy

June 2013

Businesses from North and South have gathered in County Armagh to discuss collaboration in order to sustain growth within the renewable construction sector. The event, hosted by Smart ECO Hub, took place at Northern Ireland's first zero carbon house to be accredited...

Basil McCrea Gives His Full Backing For Zero Carbon Homes Construction
May 2013

The future of house building in Northern Ireland was up for discussion as breakaway politician Basil McCrea visited Northern Ireland's first zero carbon home which was accredited by the Government. Mr McCrea, who resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in February, and will launch his own political party in a few week's time, travelled to Middletown to see how greener technologies can be used to address issues such as fuel poverty...

Green Future Welcomes The Chancellors Help To Buy Scheme
March 2013

George Osborne has announced a scheme in the 2013 Budget which will see the housing market open up to thousands of want-to-be home owners.
The chancellor unveiled a scheme to provide interest-free loans to would-be home owners buying new properties and offered mortgage guarantees worth £130bn...

Zero carbon house sees Green Future shortlisted for ‘Sustainable Development of the Year’
February 2013

Green Future is paving its way to success after news it has been shortlisted as a finalist for a national award. Green Future NI, based in Middletown, Co Armagh, has been  shortlisted for the ‘Sustainable Development of the Year’ award at this year’s Housing Awards following the completion of Northern Ireland’s first ever accredited zero carbon house. The house, which was officially opened in March 2012 by the Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, showcases a pioneering blueprint build which demonstrates...

Dundalk Students Explore Business Opportunities For Green Future House
February 2013

Northern Ireland's first accredited zero carbon house was a real hit this week with final year students from the Dundalk Institute of Technology. Fifteen students, all studying different disciplines from marketing to technology, visited the Green Future house in Middletown, outside Armagh, as part of their course, Doing Business in Emerging Markets...

'Grand Designs' On The Future Of Zero Carbon Social Housing
November 2012

Northern Ireland’s leading sustainable construction and green energy technology firm Green Future NI  was established in 2012 and already has achieved building Northern Ireland' first ever accredited zero carbon house aptly named the ‘Green Future House’. This pioneering zero carbon blue-print build showcases how affordable and accessible it is to build...

Minister Inspects Green Future Biological Waste Water Systems That Could Help Solve Percolation Challenges In Ireland
September 2012

Zero Carbon Homes builder Green Future who’s portfolio of services also includes consultation, supply and installation of leading innovative biological waste water treatment systems for domestic, commercial and industrial use welcomed Irish Minister for Environment Phil Hogan T.D to its zero carbon house in Armagh. The Minister there to explore the innovative sustainable biological waste water treatment plant used in the home that could help solve Ireland's percolation challenges...

Lord Mayor Praises Zero Carbon Home During Official Visit
September 2013

Green Future, builders of the ‘Green Future House’ welcomed Lord Mayor of Armagh Sharon Haughey to its award winning blue-print zero carbon show house. John McClatchey, a spokesman and director for Green Future, said it was great to have the support of the first citizen of the City of Armagh. He said: "Sustainable living is now attainable for urban and rural dwellers. Having Lord Mayor Sharon Haughey here to celebrate the success we have achieved...

Northern Ireland's Senior Government Housing Officials Visit Northern Ireland's First Zero Carbon Home In Armagh
September 2012

A group of 30 of Northern Ireland's top housing experts including Building Control bosses as well as senior officials of Northern Ireland Environment Agency inspected the Green Future House during an information day.  Green Future, the firm behind this ever first Government accredited zero carbon home held the information day due to huge interest from senior officials. The inspection coincides with new regulations aimed at making housing cheaper to run which will come into force tomorrow...

Green House Of The Future Opens Its Doors
September 2012

The creation of the house follows the announcement by the The Department of Social Development (DSD), in its Regional Development Strategy 2035, that as a result of increasing population and a trend towards ever smaller households around 11,000 new houses need to be built every year here...

Triple Success In Recognition Of Zero Carbon Home At National Awards
August 2012

Green Future NI Ltd has been shortlisted as a finalist for three national awards. Green Future NI has been shortlisted for the 'Sustainable Building Project of the Year' award, 'Energy and Environment Innovation' Award as well as 'Energy Efficiency' Award at this year's Sustainable Ireland Awards following the completion of Northern Ireland's first accredited zero carbon house... 

Green Party Leader Steven Agnew Shows his Commitment To Zero Carbon Homes
August 2012

Northern Ireland's Green Party Leader Steven Agnew MLA made an official visit to Northern Ireland’s first ever Government accredited zero carbon house, the house the first to achieve five years free council rates under the government’s now defunct Low Carbon And Zero Carbon Homes Scheme. The showhouse, located in Middletown Co. Armagh and built by Green Future NI is a ‘blue-print’ build of superior performing homes capable of near zero energy bills...

Researchers At Ulster University Reveal Performance Results Of Green Future House 
July 2012

Researchers from Ulster University who undertook an innovative research programme to find out how energy efficient Green Future's innovative zero carbon house is have released their findings. Researchers from Ulster University who used a variety tests to measure the energy performance of the innovative Green Future house have revealed that the Green Future house provides a 77 per cent improvement in thermal performance compared to a traditional house...

Ulster University Commissioned To Study The Performance Of The Green Future House 
April 2012

Green Future has commissioned Ulster University to undertake an innovative research programme to reveal how energy efficient its zero carbon house is. Researchers from Ulster University will use a variety tests to measure the energy performance of the innovative Green Future house, with results expected to be revealed in Summer. Green Future used the latest construction methods and technologies available in order to deliver the zero carbon house to Code Level 6 and the company believes the results...

 Northern Ireland's First Zero Carbon Home Built
March 2012

Environment Minister Alex Attwood MLA and Irish Environment Minister Phil Hogan T.D officially opened Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon home. The ‘Green Future House’ built by Armagh based construction firm Green Future NI Ltd is the first ever in the province to be awarded five years of free council rates under the Low Carbon and Zero Carbon Homes Scheme. This ground-breaking zero carbon conventional build home just outside Armagh is a mile-stone in the history of eco-homes and energy efficient buildings in Northern Ireland – four years ahead of the government target, which decrees that all new homes should be zero carbon by 2016...