Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon home has been unveiled.
The conventionally designed new-build Green Future House will be the first home in Northern Ireland to qualify for five years of free council rates under the Low Carbon and Zero Carbon Homes Scheme.
The house was built by Green Future, a firm set up to help implement innovative energy-saving solutions in construction.
The milestone house, just outside Armagh, comes four years ahead of the Government target, which decrees that all new homes should be zero carbon by 2016.
John McClatchey, managing director of Green Future, said: “Our main goal is to promote and spread the use of affordable energy saving technologies in private as well as public developments.
“We wanted to create an eco-home conventional in its design but leading edge in terms of its green credentials. We are very proud to have achieved this.”