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Embodied Carbon used in housing

Springfield Meadows is a new zero carbon, custom build development in Oxfordshire, with a focus on high quality design and place making, created by Ssassy Property. Springfield Meadows has been recognised by international sustainability charity Bioregional for demonstrating global leadership in One Planet Living®.

Its location provides a superb combination of rural living with easy access to village, town, and city amenities. 25 new homes have been approved for construction on the edge of this beautiful village site, just seven miles from Abingdon and eleven miles from the centre of Oxford.

5 of the 16 generously sized custom build plots are still available. There are also nine affordable homes being designed and delivered to the same exemplary standards. Beautiful shared spaces will include a wildflower meadow, orchard, and pond, designed to help to create a thriving community and to maximise biodiversity.

Ssassy Property are also working in partnership with the Bucks, Berk, Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) to maximise opportunities for nature at their new development. BBOWT will provide advice, strategy and interventions to maximise the potential for wildlife at Springfield Meadows. They will then monitor the results over a 5 year period, so that we can assess the impact and success of the different elements.

All 25 eco homes at Springfield Meadows will be built by our partner, Greencore, whose low carbon construction methods ensure sustainability throughout the construction process and subsequent living arrangements. Custom build options allow buyers to design their home to suit their family and lifestyle, and all homes will benefit from outdoor green spaces.

Ian Pritchett, a Director of Ssassy, commented;

‘A typical new home emits around 50-60 tonnes of carbon during its construction, whilst the use of bio-based materials in our homes reduces this to at or close to zero. Likewise a typical new home will emit perhaps 5 tonnes of carbon per annum, whereas Ssassy homes are designed and built to be zero carbon in use. Moving immediately to these standards for all new homes would make a huge contribution to the UK’s zero carbon ambitions.’

By creating net-zero homes Ssassy Property are hitting UK government carbon targets for 2050, now.