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Forming a part of one of the UK’s most ambitious housing-led regeneration programmes in a generation, Granton Plot D1 is setting the bar for net zero carbon emissions in new housebuilding for Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.

Located northwest of Edinburgh’s city centre within the Granton Waterfront Development Framework Area (GWDF), which will see the creation of over 3,000 low carbon homes in Granton over the next 10 years, D1 comprises the delivery of 75 flats and 3 commercial units upon a brownfield site adjacent to the Grade B Listed former Granton Railway.

Set to be delivered by CCG, in partnership with Anderson Bell Christie on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, the project is identified as the first ‘pilot’ scheme that forms part of the Edinburgh Home Demonstrator (EHD). With the support of the Scottish Government, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and major industry partners, EHD is a project that will seek to develop (and implement) a model for design, procurement and delivery of new affordable net zero homes across the Edinburgh City Deal Region.

In order to achieve net zero at Granton D1, the energy strategy for the development will utilise the principles of the CCG Net Zero Home building standard. Designed in partnership with Carbon Futures, Enhanced fabric performance, delivered by the CCG ‘iQ’ Timber System and low U-Value components, improves airtightness in order to lower energy demand whilst an all-renewable energy strategy reduces carbon emissions, arising from operational energy use, to a rate less than or equal to zero. CCG will also look at embodied carbon with the reduction of emissions throughout the entirety of the build programme whilst the development is also set to be part of a community-based carbon offsetting scheme.

The philosophy of the masterplan also promotes sustainability with an emphasis on ecology, a reduction in vehicle movements and a focus on active or low emissions travel, a key component that will be supported by the introduction by the extension to the city’s tram system that will be available within the decade.

CCG will be on-site at Granton Plot D1, as well as the 444- net zero home Western Villages, in 2022.

The City of Edinburgh Council

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