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Board Members to explore the future of housing in the Cairngorms National Park

30th July 2010

Board members of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) are taking the opportunity to look at housing design of the future at Scotland’s Housing Expo in Inverness next month.

They’ll be given a tour of 52 houses, on Friday 13th August 2010, to see the sort of sustainable, eco-friendly housing that could be built in the Park in the future.

CNPA Board Convener David Green said:”Each house is unique and it’s a great opportunity for us to see how natural resources and materials are being used by designers and how energy efficient the buildings are.

“High quality, sustainably designed buildings are something we’re committed to in the National Park so it will be interesting to see how the architects have approached the issues and see what ideas we can take back to the Park.”

The CNPA is drawing up a Sustainable Design Guide to encourage everyone – architects, designers, builders and their clients – to choose buildings designed to fit in to the local landscape.

Scotland’s Housing Expo is the first of its kind in the UK and runs from the 1st – 31st August 2010 in Inverness.