No 1 Lower Carbon Drive


No. 1 Lower Carbon Drive - produced by The Building Centre for the London Development Agency - has opened on Trafalgar Square. The mock-up of a full-size traditional Terrace House is designed to showcase the Mayor of London's Green Homes initiative.

Visitors to the exhibition can see various ways to reduce the carbon emissions from their homes, from energy efficient light bulbs, low-flush toilets and hot water tank insulation to roof insulation and photovoltaic roof tiles.

"The exhibition showcases the latest materials and technology that can help us live greener' lives. There are small measures that everyone can undertake for example good insulation and ventilation that also make strong financial sense. Or, if people want to take a bigger step, guidance is on hand on how to install photovoltaic panels or start grey-water harvesting."

Andrew Scoones, Director, The Building Centre

Many of the products featured in the exhibition were chosen from The Building Centre's Green Guide to Eco-products. The exhibition has been designed by the AOC architects and was constructed in 10 days by HUB Design.

Public opening times of the house:

Wednesday 5 December, 1pm-6pm
Thursday 6 December, 10am-6pm
Friday 7 December, 10am-12pm
Saturday 8 December, 10am-6pm
Sunday 9 December to Sunday 16 December, 10-6pm

After Trafalgar Square, the exhibition will travel to The National Theatre and Ideal Home Show. The hope is to continually update the exhibition with new materials and technologies.