Page 6 - Helmsley Group Newsletter Spring 2021
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We’re delighted to be leading the way for sustainable development, having recently submitted a planning application to build the UK’s first
net zero carbon hotel, on the currently derelict Mill House car park site in York.
During construction, the greenest alternatives to traditional construction will be used to achieve a BREEAM Excellent building. The carbon output from construction will be minimised and where this isn’t possible, it will be offset via a recognised framework.
The proposed design includes sustainable features such as solar PV, air source heat pumps and a biodiverse green wall. No car parking spaces will be provided to further reduce carbon emissions and minimise local air quality impacts and to reflect York’s aspiration to become the UK’s first car-free city centre.
If approved, it’s estimated that the carbon emissions saved following the hotel’s completion will be 226 tonnes – which is the equivalent of the annual emissions of 170 UK households!
Aimed at attracting more business and tourism visitors to the city, the hotel will boast 99
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