CPRE Cheshire's Green Buildings Visit weekend
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Properties open for the first CPRE Cheshire Green Buildings weekend included the following:
1 - Village Hall, Bickerton - Electricity generated by a 27 panel photovoltaic array with public information display monitor in entrance hall, and solar water heating system.
2 - Flowcrete UK Ltd. Head offices, Sandbach - Sedum roofed building with air source heating and cooling pump supplying under floor heating throughout.
3 - Kingsmead Primary School, Northwich - Solar photo-voltaics and hot water panels, rainwater harvesting for WC flushing, bio-mass boiler, super insulation, natural ventilation and SUDS (Sustainable Urban Water Drainage Systems). Recycled materials used throughout along with locally sourced products and labour.
4 - Architect designed home, Altrincham - Built to achieve sustainable energy consumption on a commercially viable budget. Solar hot water system with heat exchanger and under-floor heating supply. Rainwater harvesting withlow flow taps and energy efficient appliances and lighting.
5 - Barn Conversion, Macclesfield - Converted agricultural buildings with Proven wind turbine, ground source heat pump, sedum roof and passive solar and ventilation design.
6 - Standard 1930’s semi, Hoole, Chester - Solar thermal and electric panels on the roof, argon gas filled high efficiency windows, 300mm of loft insulation, around 1800L of rainwater storage capacity (including grey water collection from shower), all for garden irrigation. Turf shed roof, chicken coop, extensive crop garden and systems for preservation and storage. 100% revewable energy supplier including gas credits for solar heating provision.
7 - Retrofitted bungalow - Little Leigh, Northwich - Air source heat pump and solar water heating and enzyme composting. Heating system is being tested as a trial with data collection sensing equipment.
8 - Retrofitted villa-style home, Chester - Solar photo-voltaic array.
9 - Retrofitted 1960s bungalow, Nantwich - Extra-thick sheep’s wool loft insulation and cavity infill, below ground insulation, triple-glazed gas-filled windows, evacuated tube solar water heating panels, super-efficient integrated central heating system.
10 - Spring Farm Business Centre, Crewe - Converted farm buildings utilising wind power generated by two Gaia turbines.
11 - Reaseheath Agricultural College, Nantwich - Anaerobic digestion demonstration plant converting animal wastes to gas, heat and fertilizer.