Cambridge Open Eco Homes

30 Sep - 6 Oct 2018

High Street

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials

Location

High Street
Girton
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0QA

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Opening times

30 Sep - 6 Oct 2018
September 30th only - see website www.openecohomes.org

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As self-builders, hosts Nick and Kate were very keen to use the opportunity to reduce their environmental impact through good design and materials. They have created a very comfortable place to live, the whole family loving the light, the space, the views and the rammed earth wall they built themselves. With space and time to get exactly the house they wanted, they have a lot of good tips to share about getting it right.

Following advice from the Centre for Alternative Technology and Open Eco Home sponsors AC architects they followed key environmental self-build design principles, worth bearing in mind with any build project:

  

• Orientate to benefit from solar gain

• Super insulate

• Build airtight then ventilate right

• Add thermal mass

• Consider cooling and solar shading.

Location

High Street
Girton
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0QA

View on map

Opening times

30 Sep - 6 Oct 2018
September 30th only - see website www.openecohomes.org

Book ahead Via www.openecohomes.org

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