Leeds Climate Innovation District (CID) for CITU is the largest sustainable project in the UK. The project creates sustainable communities, close to the city centre, in low carbon developments.
Resilient London: confronting climate change
The £800m Climate Innovation District in Leeds, part of the city’s major South Bank Leeds regeneration plans, draws on Scandinavian best practice and harnesses the latest technology to deliver a masterplan incorporating more than 500 new low carbon homes alongside manufacturing, leisure, offices and climate resilient public realm. The project delivers an exemplar model of how to economically build zero carbon neighbourhoods that also provide healthier, smarter and better-connected cities. The electricity for heating and hot water is provided in part by the solar panels on the properties and supplemented by 100 per cent renewable supplier. Citu Homes use a highly efficient timber framed design, which stores 23 tonnes of carbon each house and saves 88 tonnes of emitted CO2 compared to building an equivalent masonry house.
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Bay 23 Climate Innovation District, Leeds LS9 8FB, UK