Do eco-homes and eco-towns have a future? A case study of Hampshire

Back, Alice (2009) Do eco-homes and eco-towns have a future? A case study of Hampshire. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project set out to determine whether eco-homes and eco-towns have a future. With the aim to establish if eco-homes are a sustainable and viable option in providing homes that are environmentally friendly and affordable, with the possibility of extending them to the idea of eco-towns. This was done through four objectives, including defining an eco-home/town and analysing the potential market/demand for eco-homes/towns in the UK, to investigate the affordability and viability of eco-homes/towns, as well as the increasing popularity of the idea of sustainability with the public and government. Various methods were used to complete these objectives including a literature review of various reliable sources to establish gaps in research, issues such as climate change, sustainable development, construction and current market conditions were investigated along with eco-homes and eco-towns. This ultimately shaped the nature of the primary data collection, it was discovered that the main gap in knowledge was the opinions of the public on the subject area. Questionnaires were then carried out on the Public of Portsmouth, the residents of Bordon-Whitehill and finally Portsmouth City Council (PCC)/Hampshire County Council staff. The quantified analysis was displayed in graphical form followed by critical analysis of the data.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/965

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