Open Eco Homes 2011 – Choose homes to visit

STEP 1Click a number on the map to view the Eco Home’s Case Study and Cycle Route

STEP 2AFTER choosing homes book tours on 0800 512 012 (the Energy Saving Trust)
Booking lines are open on Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Saturdays 9am-12 noon

Tours on 18 and 26 June at 10.30am, 12 noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm

Donations invited with a guideline of at least £2 per person per home

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1 – Melbourne Place, CB1 1EQ – No. 1 is fully booked

Tours on Sun 26 June - No. 1 is fully booked
Victorian terrace house, listed
2 year plan
Remodelled and extended
Spacious and light
Under-floor heating
Air source heat pump
Solid walls insulated with plasterboard
LED recessed lamps
Heat-saving insulated internal blinds
1 – Case Study – view and download
1 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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2 – Gwydir Street, CB1 2LG – No. 2 is fully booked

Tours on Sun 26 June - Fully booked
Victorian terrace house, conservation area
Cambridge Carbon Footprint founders’ home
5 year plan
Aim – to cut home carbon (CO2) by 70%
So far – cut home CO2 by 60%
- from 5 tonnes to 2 tonnes
Replacing doors and windows
Insulating roof and outside walls
Small wood-burning stove
2 – Case Study – view and download
2 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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3 – New Street, CB1 2QT

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
1996 terrace house
3 year plan
Roof, loft, & floor insulation
High performance triple-glazed
windows and doors
Solar thermal collectors for water heating
Thermal store
Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
Air sealed house
3 – Case Study – view and download
3 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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4 – Seymour Street, CB1 3DH – one space left

Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
Victorian Almshouse
1-2 year plan
‘Lean-clean-green’ philosophy
60% savings in home energy usage
Preserved its architectural character
Micro CHP (combined heat and power)
‘Drylining’ for solid wall insulation
4 – Case Study – view and download
4 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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5 – Nuttings Road, CB1 3HU

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
1950’s ex-Council house
5 year plan: carefully budgeted
CO2 savings: 60%
Super energy efficient
Wood-burning stove
Solar thermal panels
Solar PV system: funded by friend
Sheep’s wool loft, bath insulation
Terracotta evaporation fridge
5 – Case Study – view and download
5 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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6 – Midsummer Common, CB4 1HA

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
Narrowboat on the River Cam
3 year plan
Renewable energy entrepreneur’s home
Low-impact life off grid
Without mains water and sewage
Boat sprayed with foam for insulation
Heating in winter from small wood-burning stove
Batteries charged by solar photovoltaic panels
6 – Case Study – view and download
6 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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7 – Chesterton Road, CB4 1DA – No. 7 is fully booked

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June – Fully booked
Victorian terrace house
Sustainability energy author’s home
5 year plan
Was cold and draughty: now warm and cozy
Aluminium and glass two-storey bay
Super cosy internal shutters
Masses of insulation and a sunpipe
Heat recovery and ventilation system
7 – Case Study – view and dowload
7 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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8 – Milton, CB24 6DE

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
1960 semi-detached house
3 year plan
Bought in poor state of repair
Extended house
Installed low energy systems
Good insulation
A-rated condensing boiler
Solar thermal system
Rainwater harvesting system
8 – Case Study – view and download
8 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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9 – Histon, CB24 9ES

Tours on Sat 18 June
1970s semi-detached house
5 year plan
Lots of insulation
Solar panels have exceeded expectations
for hot water and electricity
Warm and cosy home
Very low mains electricity usage
9 – Case Study – view and download
9 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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10 – Coton, CB23 7PL – No. 10 is fully booked

Tours on Sun 26 June – No. 10 is fully booked
2003 Custom built low energy home
2-3 year plan
Large triple-glazed windows
Passive solar gain
Recycled newspaper insulation on walls and roof
Underfloor heating
Rainwater harvesting
Large South facing heat generating windows
10 – Case Study – view and download
10 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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11 – Madingley Road, CB3 0EG – No. 11 is fully booked

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June – Fully booked
2010 Custom built low energy home
2-3 year plan
Timber-framed and oak-clad house
Green sedum roof
Ground source heat pump
Under-floor heating
Water heating by solar thermal
Whole house heat recovery system
11 – Case Study – view and download
11 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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12 – Trumpington, CB2 9JR

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
1950’s mid terrace ex-council house
3-5 year plan
Saving energy meant lifestyle change
Next to allotment plots
Solar thermal system
Solar photovoltaic (PV) system
Energy-saving measures
Grow your own and sharing food
Community gardening
12 – Case Study – view and download
12 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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13 – Stapleford, CB22 5BP

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
1957 refurbished semi-detached house
3 year plan
68% improvement from ‘built standard’
Sustainable Energy Academy:
‘Old Home Superhome’ status
Exhaust air heat pump: low cost, reliable,
simple, easy to install
Underfloor heating
Ecovector radiator heating
13 – Case Study – view and download
13 – Cycle Route – plan your journey

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14 – Hills Road, CB2 8RP – two spaces left

Tours on Sat 18 and Sun 26 June
Edwardian semi-detached house
5 year plan
Philosophy: ‘house is collection of energy modules’
Aim: reduce bills and make it warm and comfortable
Insulation throughout
Solar photovoltaic (PV) system on roof
Windows and doors sealed
Condensing boiler
Reflective panels behind radiators
Secondary glazing
Next step: external and internal wall insulation
14 – Case Study – view and download
14 – Cycle Route – plan your journey
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15 – Nightingale Avenue, CB1 8SG – No. 15 is fully booked

Tours on Sun 26 June - No. 15 is fully booked
1959 detached house
Sustainable architect’s home
Transformed over 20 year period
Altered and extended
Massive improvement to energy efficiency
Maximises natural light with roof lights
Bespoke ‘light tube’
Solar thermal and photovoltaic panels
Rainwater harvesting system
15 – Case Study – view and download
15 – Cycle Route – plan your journey
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Launch StandsAcknowledgementsLow Energy Links
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Open Eco Homes 2011 – Home page
Get an overview

Choose homes to visit
Case studies and cycle routes

Come to our Launch Event
Ask the experts ‘Question Time’

View Eco Poster and Leaflet
Please download for display or to share with friends and colleagues

After choosing homes call 0800 512 012 (the Energy Saving Trust)
Booking lines are open on Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Saturdays 9am-12 noon

Book guided tours at 10.30am, 12 noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm
on Saturday 18th June and Sunday 26th June 2011

Donations are invited with a guideline of at least £2 per person per home :)
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Open Eco Homes 2011 is organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprintin association with the Energy Saving Trust and Cycle Streets 

Funding has been generously contributed by Sustainable City,
Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership and local businesses:
Ridgeons, Midsummer Energy, Mole and East Green Energy.

 

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