Let the Building Begin
16 Jun 2009
After many years of meticulous planning and infrastructural work, house building in Ireland’s first ecovillage has started.
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After many years of meticulous planning and infrastructural work, house building in Ireland’s first ecovillage has started. Hundreds of interested people gathered in Welcome Square’ to watch Duncan Stewart, presenter of environmental TV programme Eco Eye, officially launch the construction of the very first house.
Duncan praised the eco-project, based in Cloughjordan, North Tipperary, as fantastic’ and said: ‘It’s much more than a housing development. It leads the way in real sustainable development. It brings together cutting-edge technologies found in green building techniques, renewable energy production and natural systems, linking them to sustainable enterprises and the latest in community design.’
The Village’ incorporates many of the most progressive concepts in ecological living and is implementing them on a large scale. When completed, the 67 acre site will include 130 low-energy homes, a solar and wood-powered community heating system, land for growing food and trees, an enterprise centre and an educational hub for sustainable living.
Contact: The Village, Main Street, Cloughjordan, North Tipperary,
Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)505 42833
Environmental campaigner and television presenter Duncan Stewart cutting the garland at the building launch of the very first house
Photo: © Silverprint Studios
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