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Innovative resource efficient house

The Resource Efficient House is an innovative project managed by Zero Waste Scotland as part of Resource Efficient Scotland, the Scottish Government funded programme that helps businesses, the public and third sectors save money by using resources more efficiently. Constructed off-site by means of structural insulated panels (SIPs) the modular and flexible Resource Efficient House is an airtight, highly insulated building designed to reduce home energy costs and achieve net zero carbon emissions. A range of green technologies have also been incorporated and in terms of energy efficiency the house is set to meet enhanced 2016 Scottish Building Standards Gold performance requirements. The whole lifetime of the House has been considered to ensure minimal construction waste and support the effective reuse or recycling of construction materials at the point of property deconstruction in 2015.