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ScotGov: First Minister, Alex Salmond welcomed the success of Scotland's Housing Expo as he made a return visit to the sustainable homes event on its penultimate day. 

The Expo, backed by £2m Scottish Government capital funding, is a permanent housing development of 27 different projects showcasing innovative, sustainable homes.  It aims to encourage better design, including improved energy use & energy conservation, to help cut households' carbon footprint.
Press release ~ Scotland's Housing Expo website  ~ ScotGov Housing information
 
Newswire – HCA: An innovative affordable housing scheme that will provide future lessons for eco-development has started on site in Mansfield.  3 special eco-friendly houses are being built within an existing site at Blake Street.  Owned by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), one of the houses will eventually be their first carbon-zero home.
 
The project has been supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Mansfield District Council (MDC).  The 3 houses will be built to levels 4, 5 & 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH).  Level 6 is the highest possible rating creating a zero-carbon home. 
Press release ~ Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) ~ Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH)
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