29 Sep '12, 7am

Who's going to #AECB site visit nr Warrington on Wed? @greenbuiltpeter

The Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire Group has been given the opportunity of re-visitng Lesley & Ian’s new low energy home in Culcheth (near Warrington) This property was last visited in May 2011 before they moved in. Time and Date: 7 pm on Wednesday 3 October 2012 RSVP and for directions: [email protected] Wellies are recommended if wet! About the building . . . The thermal design is based on the Passive House Planning Package, but the house has not been built to be certified as a Passive House. In addition to insulation in all the usual places, the external walls are heavily insulated and the windows are triple glazed. The construction is solid masonry, to provide thermal mass. No central heating is installed; space heating comes from a log burner that also provides hot water. A novel feature is the inclusion of an earth tube, bringing fresh air into the house via an...

Full article: http://aecb.net/news/2012/09/local-group-visit-low-energy...

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