Greenstone

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
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Rempstone Road
East Leake
Loughborough
Nottinghamshire
LE12 6PW

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Opening times

25 Apr - 9 May 2015
25th April 10-11am
26th April 2-3pm

This event has now finished.

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A zero carbon barn conversion, this home is super-insulated, very air tight and has a ventilation system with heat recovery to bring in fresh air all year round.
Super insulated 9” solid brick walls (oldest barn built in 1860)
• Factory made Insulated roof panels (SIPS)
• Super insulated floor slab with wet under floor heating (ground and first floor)
• Extensive use of thermal mass in floors, internal walls and ceiling
• Itho Whole house ventilation with heat recovery 90% efficiency
• Triple glazed timber windows with aluminium outer skin (Rationel)
• Draft lobby with highly insulated doors (Rationel)
• Air tight construction with measured value of 2.3m3/m2@50Pa pressure
• Thermal store feed by oversized Solar Hot water panels and heat pump for space heating and domestic hot water
• 10kw roof mounted Solar PV system
• 20kw ground mounted Solar PV system
• Powerrouter 5kw battery storage system providing solar produced electricity at night and back up electricity in the event of a power cut
• Two intelligent immersion switches using spare solar generated electricity to heat hot water in 400 and 300L thermal stores
• Ground sourced heat Pump (GHP) providing space heating and some of the domestic hot water
• Electric car powered from the solar PV panels
• Experimental Solar PVT panels providing Earth charging energy from solar panels to improve the efficiency of the GSHP
• Recently installed Web based energy monitoring equipment measuring electrical use, solar power generated, appliance consumption, heat generation
• Rain water recycling from underground tank to provide water for toilet flushing and garden irrigation
• Presence and daylight sensor light control in common areas of the house
• 100% low energy lighting and low energy appliances
• Reserve wood pellet 5kw stove in case of power failure

Location

Rempstone Road
East Leake
Loughborough
Nottinghamshire
LE12 6PW

View on map

Opening times

25 Apr - 9 May 2015
25th April 10-11am
26th April 2-3pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twb-open-homes-2015-greenstone-tickets-16024729397

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