Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Colchester, The Chevrons, Stanway

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

The Chevrons, Stanway Green
Stanway
Colchester
Essex
CO3 0RA

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

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A number of improvements were already installed when the house was bought including insulated loft, floor, hot water tank and water pipes and it was double glazed.

Solar hot water heating was installed in 2006 and Photovoltaic panels in 2011.

The property also includes a wood burner, Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV’s), Water Softening to reduce limescale build up and Chemical inhibitors to help maintain the central heating system efficiency.

Low energy light bulbs (CFL's) are used together with low energy appliances such as a microwave, wind up torch, fridge and washing machine.

The rain water is harvested into multiple water butts and used extensively

The garden is wildlife friendly and includes a food growing section, home composting, chickens, bees. In addition they own an allotment and make full use of recycling facilities.

Location

The Chevrons, Stanway Green
Stanway
Colchester
Essex
CO3 0RA

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Book ahead

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