Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Chelmsford, 10 Fraser Close

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost 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
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

10 Fraser Close
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0TD

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

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This property is over 50 years old.

It includes the following insulation measures, loft, roof, hot water tank, water pipes and radiator reflectors on outside walls.

The property was double glazed in 1998 and all doors and windows are draught proofed.

Light emitting diodes (LEDS) are used to light the kitchen and Low Energy Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s)are used in other rooms.

Solar water heating was installed in 1999 and Photovoltaic panels (9 East facing 1.6kW max) in 2006.

Various heating controls were installed in 1998 including, Modern Controls, Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV’s), Water Softening to reduce limescale build up, Chemical inhibitors to help maintain central heating system efficiency.

Property also uses an Energy Monitor (Circuit Monitor) supplied by Eon, and low energy appliances such as a microwave, pressure cooker, wind up torch and bike lights, LED TV and fridge.

Water Management includes 4 water butts, Cistern water saving device ‘Hippo’, Water-efficient showerheads, Water-efficient appliances (washing machine) and Rainwater Harvesting.

In addition the garden is Wildlife friendly and includes a food growing section and home composting. Local recycling facilities are used.

Location

10 Fraser Close
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0TD

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Book ahead

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