BASF

Type

Type 3: Multi-stakeholder urban alliance

Sector of the company/organisation

Chemicals & Materials

Name of activity/project (or solution offered)

The BASF House, Nottingham

Relevant urban sustainability topic

energy
resource-efficiency (waste, water, materials, circular economy,…)

Start year

2008

Brief project summary

The Creative Energy Homes project is a key resource, particularly with respect to micro-smart grids, energy storage, demand-side management and occupants’ acceptance of innovative technologies. The seven-house development provides a living test-site for leading firms to work with the University to investigate the integration of energy efficient technologies into houses.

Short activity description

The BASF house is part of the University of Nottingham’s Creative Energy Homes project. This eco-efficient house was built to demonstrate how the right thermal materials can provide affordable and low carbon solutions for buildings. In the design and construction, we used low energy principles from the PassivHaus Standard.

Achieved impact

The research findings have fed into the UK government’s Green Deal strategy and the Nottingham Community Climate Change Strategy, and have received widespread acclaim through a number of public engagement activities, reaching out to over 5 million people.

Is this project a best practice? Why?

The Creative Energy Homes project is a key resource, particularly with respect to micro-smart grids, energy storage, demand-side management and occupants’ acceptance of innovative technologies. The seven-house development provides a living test-site for leading firms to work with the University to investigate the integration of energy efficient technologies into houses.

Other details

Title

Senior Manager Sustainability Communications