“Our vision is to show that good design is affordable, sustainable and simple.”


The big and the small

“Our big mission is to develop examples of good design in the built environment that meet the principles of sustainability in the optimum degree and to promote them throughout Europe.  This includes buildings, communities and gadgets.

This mission  includes  community energy, zero carbon buildings and a house dashboard, that enables people to control their own homes.

Our smaller mission is to design and build an affordable home that reaches the zero carbon target. Then to replicate its build in numbers. – No small task!”

Dr. Carl James

M.Eng. Environment, MA Economics, Ph.D Social Administration, B Sc Psychology