Huntingdonshire District Council believes the need to upgrade the energy performance of the existing private housing stock and encourage householders to take positive action to do the same is becoming increasingly pressing. This is why they have created the “The Green House project”, which is designed to take two houses representative of the housing stock of the district (one in St Neots and one in St Ives) and install cost effective energy efficiency and carbon reducing measures.
The council contracted the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to create a specification for the two properties and this was completed by November 2009. As part of their research, the BRE visited HeatingSave to understand the way in which HeatingSave’s revolutionary Building Energy Management System (BEMS) can reduce fuel bills by 20%+. BRE must have been impressed as they specified BEMS to be installed at both houses and also to use HeatingSave’s glass evacuated solar tube hot water heating system at the house in St Neots.
The Green House project is due for completion in the summer of 2010 and once complete the houses will be open for public viewing. This project supports the Environment theme in the Huntingdonshire Strategic Partnership strategy, which the partnership is working towards.