Cambridge Open Eco Homes

8 - 14 Oct 2017

Silverwood Close

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Silverwood Close
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 3HA

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Opening times

8 - 14 Oct 2017

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Patrick moved into his 1930s end-of-terrace home in 2001. He had always been interested in eco renovations but he has become more aware about it through communications with Transition Cambridge. The main reasons which spurred him on were that his house was very cold during the winter, even with the boiler 

running full blast; he also needed more space but wanted to add this without increasing the carbon emissions. 
 
Insulation: The house has now been fitted with loft insulation and both cavity and external wall insulation for the original solid wall and cavity wall extension. 
 
Heating: Patrick has installed underfloor heating in his home along with a condensing boiler and a solar thermal panel to ensure that the heat he needs is available where and when he needs it. Radiator reflectors have also been placed around the property as a cost effective way to redirect the heat 
back into the room. Another installation is the MVHR (mechanical ventilation heat recovery) system of0 which there are two individual installations which help to keep the air warm inside two rooms. 
 
Appliances, lighting and water: Low energy light bulbs have now been placed throughout the property along with the use of AAA rated small fridge. 
 

Location

Silverwood Close
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 3HA

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Opening times

8 - 14 Oct 2017

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