From 1-12 November 2021, the UK – with the support of Italy – will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
As part of this event, a zero carbon, timber frame house – the ‘COP26 House’ – will be built by Beyond Zero Homes near to the conference site in central Glasgow. The house will showcase zero carbon building – and living. After COP26, the house will be dismantled and rebuilt at a site near Aviemore as one of a development of 12 affordable timber houses.
Created and led by Peter Smith from Roderick James Architects, Beyond Zero Homes is a collaborative group of organisations who are joined together by a single, mutual goal that goes beyond zero carbon: to demonstrate how beautiful, affordable, healthy and comfortable homes can be developed with minimal impact on the environment, throughout their lifecycle.