Sustainability homes: Impact in design of new homes

Sustainability homes

  • Taylor Wimpey España environmental strategy puts sustainability at heart of new homes
  • The Crest offers luxury living with customisable outdoor spaces
  • Climate change, nature, resources and waste all under the spotlight like never before

The way we live and the way we holiday are changing. Both the pandemic and climate change are having an impact, as leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España explains:

“The pause in international travel during the pandemic, combined with the focus on facilitating working from home, has caused us to think about how we work, live and travel in new ways. The circumstances have opened the door for longer breaks, with many families now able to combine working from home overseas with taking some time off to enjoy the sun.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Fewer, longer breaks involve fewer flights than multiple short breaks. This is a key factor in enabling holidaymakers to enjoy overseas locations in a more sustainable manner. It also means that second homes are particularly well suited to those looking to minimise their impact on the environment while also getting away from the stresses of everyday life.

Of course, sustainability is about far more than the behaviour of those using second homes – it is also about how they are designed and built. Taylor Wimpey Espana’s environmental strategy aims to account for a range of factors when the company develops new properties, from water shortages and habitat degradation to the impact of increasingly extreme weather and the need to consume fewer materials.

All of this and more has been taken into consideration at The Crest, Taylor Wimpey España’s newly launched development on the Costa del Sol. Located at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa, at Benahavis, Marbella, the boutique development of 14 luxurious, three-bedroom homes enjoys fabulous natural surroundings. The protection of that natural setting is a top priority, as is building the homes in a way that minimises their impact on the environment.

The Crest, which has an energy rating of B, has an electric water heater with an energy savings system, with the hot water supply produced by thermal solar energy. Each home also includes a parking space with preinstallation of an electric vehicle charging station. Prices start from €385,000 plus VAT.

“At The Crest, we were keen to show that homes that respect the environment can still be wonderfully luxurious. We’ve provided spacious living areas and large terraces, all nestled on a pretty hill, delivering a sense of privacy and exclusivity that is a step above other residential complexes in the area.”


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