York Open Eco Homes

14 - 22 May 2016

100+ year old semi, Huntington Rd.

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

151 Huntington Road
York
YO31 9BP

View on map

Opening times

14 - 22 May 2016
SUN 15th May & SUN 22nd May
2-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up See details on the left

The home owners wanted to reduce their carbon footprint and have a warm house and hot water, despite the house being over 100 years old, with solid brick walls. They have installed a number of eco features and are very happy to talk about their experiences gained over a number of years (not everything went according to plan!). The house has had 8 solar hot water panels since 1996, and the loft plus half of the roof have been insulated (the other half will be in the future). Recently, 8 solar electricity panels were added, 4 facing east and 4 facing west. The house has modern double-glazing and low-energy lighting and appliances, and a very recent addition is a biomass boiler using wood pellets. The couple also reduce their water use with a flow reducer in toilet cistern [flushing can account for a third of an average person's daily water use] and partial rainwater collection. Amongst other greener living changes, they switched their electricity supplier to a renewables company several years ago, installed a draught preventer up the remaining open chimney, cycle and minimise their car use. They are also exploring whether Biochar could make a positive contribution, locally, to tackling climate change (info will be available and, weather permitting, a Biochar stove demonstration may be possible on the day).

GETTING THERE:
If you can, please cycle, walk or use public transport. Sustrans Cycle Route 66 goes nearby (leave it at Haxby Road/Kitchener St.). Buses 5/5A, 12/14, 13 and 16 pass the house (nearest stop is at Yearsley Bridge SPAR on Huntington Road) while bus 1 stops 3 minutes walk away at Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Beyond the house going away from York centre is free on-street parking. i-Travel York can help you plan your journey.

Additional information

Further details about this house (PDF, 264kB)

Location

151 Huntington Road
York
YO31 9BP

View on map

Opening times

14 - 22 May 2016
SUN 15th May & SUN 22nd May
2-5pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up See details on the left

Other homes nearby

Part of the Green Open Homes network