Private House, Capel St. Mary

Capel St Mary
Building typeDomestic
Building Age1915-2000
LocationIP9 2EL
Cost of work£30,000
DistrictBabergh
FeaturesSolar Hot Water Heating,Solar PV Panels,Wind Turbine,Rainwater Harvesting

Introduction

Over the last 20 years, I have introduced many alternative technology projects to save energy and money.

My website describes them all in detail. www.alternativetechnology.info

Sustainability Features

  • Large Solar PV
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Wind Turbine
  • Battery Standby Power
  • Rainwater Recycling
  • Double Glazing
  • Additional Loft Insulation

As well as: Keeping Chickens, Hybrid Car, Low Energy Lights, Condensing Gas Boiler

Design Process

Got several quotes for Large Solar PV system and Solar Hot Water system. Long discussions with suppliers to devise most suitable systems. Got Building Regulations Approval for Solar Hot Water system. DIY for all other features.

Grants

Low Carbon Buildings, Energy Saving Trust grant for Solar PV, £2,500 Babergh Council grant for Solar Hot Water, £500

Green Lifestyle

Very passionate about all things green. Grow vegetables, keep chickens and drive hybrid car.

Evaluation

We achieved a 71% carbon reduction in our home according to our Old Home - Superhome survey. (Sustainable Energy Academy).

Suppliers and professional services used

EvoEnergy in Nottingham supplied our Large Solar PV system.

Solarworks of Lavenham supplied our Solar Hot Water system.

Noel Furman of Stowmarket supplied our double glazing.

A.C. Butler Heating and Plumbing of Ipswich supplied our Gas Condensing Boiler.

Bury St Edmunds Toyota supplied our Auris Hybrid car.

Ebay provide much DIY materials for home made projects.

Awards

Sustainable Energy Academy case study http://www.sustainable-energyacademy.org.uk/?s=capel&cat=33

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