14 Sep - 20 Oct 2020
Book ahead Book via the Open Eco Homes website. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed once you have booked.
Thurs 8th October, 6:00 - 7:00pm
In this free interactive online tour you’ll learn about the retrofitting techniques that have enabled a significant reduction in the energy required to heat this home, as well as the lessons learned by the hosts throughout the extension and renovation process.
Hosts Bart and Rose have transformed this 1940s semi-detached house into an extended, sustainable home with a CO2 footprint around 60%, or 1.5 tonnes, lower than that of the original building. This largely DIY retrofit project was achieved through a detailed scientific approach, with a focus on significantly improving the home’s energy efficiency. The improvements to the house include an extension in line with Passivhaus standards, super-insulated floors, walls and roof, as well as a state of the art weather compensation boiler, and a PV array. The result of these features is a home which maintains an even temperature throughout, benefitting from significant draught reduction and the ability to remain cool in summer.
Key features of this home: