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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Open Homes April 2015 - Home no. 3 (Greenstone)

Our third home on the list was probably the first zero carbon barn conversion in the UK.

The barn, built in 1860, was converted in 2008 and now generates more energy than it consumes.

As you might expect, this was achieved with a highly efficient building fabric and a range of renewable technologies which not only serve the home but also help to run the electric car.

Super Insulation (25w/m2)
Air tight (2.3m3/m2@50P)
Whole house ventilation with heat recovery
Triple glazed
Underfloor heating
Ground sourced heat pump with bore hole heat collection for space heating and hot water
Biomass pellet stove for backup/occasional room heating
Solar thermal
Solar PV roof and ground mounted
Solar battery storage
Optimersion (using surplus solar electricity to generate hot water)
High use of thermal mass to reduce heating required and control summer overheating
Rain water recycling
Electric car charging

Detailed energy monitoring

For anyone wanting highly technical information about various renewable technologies, home owner David Hill will be able to answer a wide range of questions.

Open on Saturday 25th April at 10am and Sunday 26th April at 2pm.

To book your free visit, click here.

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David is also MD of Carbon Legacy Ltd., a local company which installs renewable technologies, and also one of the sponsors of this event.

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful barn conversion open last year. A very knowlgeable home owner as well. Impressive!