Colchester Green Homes

3 - 26 May 2014

Wivenhoe 5 The Avenue

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

5 The Avenue
Wivenhoe
Colchester
Essex
CO7 9AH

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

This property is a 3 bed detached home and is 80 years old. It has had the following environmental improvements:

Insulation: Internal wall insulation, loft insulation in 2012, hot water tank has an insulating jacket and some of the water pipes were insulated in 2012.

Glazing: Windows are double glazed and outside doors have been draught proofed.

Heating system includes modern controls, thermostatic radiator valves and Chemical inhibitors to help maintain central heating system efficiency. A wood fuelled stove was installed in 2014.

Photovoltaic panels (PV) panels were installed in 2011.

Lighting: Low Energy Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s) installed in 2010.

A range of no, low and energy efficient appliances are used together with a plug in energy monitor.

Water Management: Rainwater harvesting using 4 water butts used since 2011 and as no water is in the sewage receives a discount on water bill. Low/dual flush toilet installed in 2011. Reduced capacity bath and water efficient appliances.

Garden: Is wildlife friendly including bird feeders and log piles and used to grow some food using home made compost.

Maureen has always had strong feelings about doing what she can to save energy, and help our environment in any small way she can.

Location

5 The Avenue
Wivenhoe
Colchester
Essex
CO7 9AH

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Opening times

3 - 26 May 2014
To be confirmed

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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