Cambridge Open Eco Homes

18 - 24 Sep 2016

Topcliffe Way

Energy-saving improvements

Location

Topcliffe Way
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 8SJ

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Opening times

18 - 24 Sep 2016
Saturday 18th (all day) and Sunday 24th September (morning)

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Detached house built 1963

Rob and Anne bought their house in 2000.  Rob says:

'Our aim was to lower the family's carbon footprint.  I identified each significant energy use, and researched how to reduce it.  Most of the insulation and airtightness work has been DIY, which I've enjoyed doing.'

'We harvest rainwater for gardening - or more likely kids' water fights!  The greywater system routes all shower water into the downstairs toilet cistern.'

Cavity wall insulation (professionally installed)

DIY insulation works: external wall, loft, hotwater and door

DIY double-glazing

Mechanical ventilation heat recovery system

DIY solar thermal system 

Solar PV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Topcliffe Way
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 8SJ

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Opening times

18 - 24 Sep 2016
Saturday 18th (all day) and Sunday 24th September (morning)

This event has now finished.

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