A day spent in Oxford, November 2007 at an open house event organised by Ecovation.
Ecovation are a major new initiative for people who have renovated their houses to a high environmental standard to share their experiences, tips, and contacts.
18 houses opened their doors to the public for the weekend to share the techniques and opportunities of eco-renovation.
Here's the list of four houses we picked to visit: And that's not to denigrate the other 14! Out of the four we chose, three are walking distance apart, two have wood burners of some description.
Renovation of house and two story eco-extension in progress. External wall insulation, recycled triple glazed windows, super-insulated loft, south face solar windows, heat recovery ventilation, solar panels.
Solar panels, grey water recycling, external insulation, turf roof, recycled and eco materials. Award winning project cut energy consumption by 60%.
Read the owner's book. Carbon Detox: Your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change.
18th century listed villa
PICCADILLY BACK WAY, GREAT HASELEY
17th century cottage in conservation area with
wood boiler; breathable eco-insulation systems; under floor heating;
thermal mass to store heat; solar panels; and advanced eco materials.
Photos taken during the day are here...
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