GB, York, Hob Moor Terrace, YO24 1EY
Please book to see the home/s by Friday 6th September 4pm in order to receive the full address and directions.
Are you concerned about climate change but not sure how to start addressing it in your life? A significant portion of your carbon footprint will come from heating and powering your home. Use the opportunity to visit three local homes that don't cost the Earth to run - in either energy bills or carbon emissions. Pick up tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly and meet friendly people happy to share their experiences.
On this page you can book to see:
Open 2-5pm: Eco-retrofitted house (Knavesmire area) – bringing the past up to tomorrow’s standard Local architect Phil Bixby has eco-refurbished his Victorian end-terrace house, retrofitting the existing structure to a high standard of insulation (including fitting triple-glazed sash-lookalike windows) and creating two new single-storey extensions each to Passivhaus-standard levels of performance and with green roofs. Attention to airtightness means whole-house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery can work efficiently, and the resulting energy requirements are sufficiently low to allow simple electric heating. A substantial photovoltaic array (including novel use of the south-facing gable wall) and battery storage mean the overall energy requirements can be efficiently provided for by a mix of solar and off-peak electricity. The house has now been occupied for nearly a year and hence there is useful feedback on how all the systems operate.
To book for Riverside Eco home or Passivhaus from a kit, please follow the links.
Would you like to see all three York Open Eco Homes in the company of St Nicks Outreach Officer to guide you along? Come on a cycle ride starting from St Nicks Environment Centre! We'll cover around 10 miles in between destinations, on quiet roads or cycle paths where possible. For further inspiration, Ivana will also briefly show you round St Nicks Environment Centre and take you past the City of York Council's EcoDepot. At the end there will be an opportunity to discuss how together we can help make York housing more sustainable. Please book ahead.
Free entry, donations to St Nicks welcome.
The event is our contribution to One Planet York - a growing network of organisations working to make York a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative 'One Planet' city. Such a city does not consume the resources of three planets instead of the one we have, which is the average in the UK.