Manchester to Have First Eco Flats in The UK
Flats in Manchester will "pave the way for greener and cheaper living" in the area, the Macclesfield Express reported.
According to the paper, Cheshire Peaks and Plains Housing Trust will fork out £850,000 to fund the building of a block of eight flats.
The flats are to feature carbon-reducing technology such as solar panels, improved insulation and energy-efficient boilers.
While similar technology has previously been used in British houses, this will be the first time such ideas have been integrated into flats.
Arthur Hallworth, design manager of the flats' construction company Bramall, commented: "We have embraced carbon reducing eco-technologies as part of this project and have used more modern versions of Victorian features to allow the development to fit in with its surroundings in Macclesfield.
"It is an exciting project. We aim to reduce carbon emissions by up to 44 per cent per property and help residents reduce their annual household bills when they move into the properties in October this year."
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