Sustainable Housing Awards 2010 Winner

Sustainable Housing Awards 2010 Winner

Jon Broome Architects were the winners of the Sustainable Social Housing Design Consultancy of the Year, beating stiff competition including some large and well known practices.

Jon Broome's recent work has included The Green Homes programme of 3 completed developments and one in the pipeline for Greenoak Housing Association who also won awards for Low Energy Social Housing Project of the Year and Social Housing Provider of the Year.

Jon Broome has been innovating in the affordable housing sector since the 70's when he worked on adaptable, self-build housing designed with residents.

In the 80's he developed low-energy approaches to new build and refurbishment projects for housing and other uses.

In the 90's this interest widened to a broad view of sustainable construction including the health implications of material specification, waste and water conservation for community buildings, offices and a ‘green' hotel in Barbados.

More recently his attention has turned to a passive approach to housing demonstrating that cost effective and trouble free construction can significantly reduce environmental impacts within a mainstream housing budget.

Jon Broome's approach to sustainable design is to cover the whole breadth of sustainable design and not be constrained by mere compliance with minimum standards. Emphasis is given to the importance of adaptability and a proper role for residents as necessary features of any sustainable system.


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