Delivered by BRE in association with MBE KTN and NRC

See the latest developments across the BRE Innovation Park

INSITE 2013 delegates will be the first to see the new constructions on the BRE Innovation Park Watford, including the newly refurbished British Gas Smart Home, originally featured on the BBC 14 years ago.

The BRE Innovation Park features a range of world-leading sustainable homes and buildings that demonstrate diverse and innovative approaches to low impact design and constructionBy working in partnership with some of the UK’s principal developers, house builders, architects, designers and manufacturers, the park provides an evidence-based body of knowledge about sustainable buildings and communities. 

Visitors to INSITE13 can see:

  • Barratt Green House - the first house to be built by a mainstream house builder, the Green House achieves Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Cub House - this ultra-modern and highly sustainable modular home is suitable for both social and private housing applications.
  • Hanson EcoHouse - built using traditional materials and assembled according to the best modern methods of construction principles.
  • Osborne House - shows that high quality, sustainable housing can be delivered affordably and in volume.
  • The Prince’s Natural House - a simple, low-tech and easy-to-build way for volume house builders who are seeking to meet increasingly stringent low carbon targets for new homes.
  • Renewable House - illustrates how hemp, wood, wool and other renewable materials provide excellent options for constructing low carbon, practical and affordable modern housing.
  • Rexel Sigma Home - test run by a family home constructed for sustainability using the latest technologies.
  • Victorian Terrace - a 'hard-to-treat' single-brick Victorian stable block has been transformed into three energy-efficient terraced homes.
  • Willmott Dixon Healthcare Campus - points to a new age of healthcare that helps people to manage their conditions more independently either at health clinics or in their homes.
  • PLUS: new for 2013, the INTEGER house, now fully refurbished as the BRE Smart Home


Learn more

  • Sustainable retrofit of buildings
  • Re-Vitalising communities
  • Wellbeing