Tues 13th October, 7:00 – 8:00pm
In this free interactive online tour you’ll learn about the processes and level of detail required when planning a carbon-neutral home, and the lessons learnt by the host during his experience of building energy efficiency buildings.
Host Ian is a retired architect and has built energy efficient buildings since 1980. This renovation project is currently being undertaken, and involves transforming a self-built barn on Ian’s land into a carbon-neutral studio flat. The flat has been designed to be extremely effective at energy conservation through insulation and temperature regulating mechanisms such as MVHR. Once completed, this should be a warm and comfortable home, finished to a high standard due to the level of detail in the planning process.
Key features of this home:
- External insulation on timber frame, with double and triple glazing.
- Carbon-neutral due to around 3kW of PV.
- Air source heat-pump serving radiators and domestic hot water.
- Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) system.
- Rainwater and ground water harvesting.
- Material such as roof tiles, cladding and kitchen are reclaimed and repurposed.