York Open Eco Homes

14 - 22 May 2016

Little eco terrace, off Huntington Rd.

Energy-saving improvements

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

Location

Ashville Street
York
YO31 8RY

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Opening times

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

This event has now finished.

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The young owner couple wanted to see if they could turn the cheapest house in central York into an “A” rated eco home (as per Energy Performance Certificate) for less than 10% of its value. They have succeeded by employing a number of eco-refurbishment measures from low cost draught-proofing to some major building works and installation of solar PV panels. They have documented the process on their blog https://littleecoterrace.wordpress.com which is well worth checking out, and have a lot of monitoring data from their self-installed system. They reduce their carbon footprint in other ways too, which they are happy to talk about.

Since the first York Open Eco Homes event, Tomas has helped St Nicks organise a series of related events including an Eco Homes Show & Tell which focused on low cost energy saving items. He and his fiancee have also started eco-refurbishing a flat in London, and tell us that they are planning to make solar-powered, renewable-energy-shaped cookies for this year's visitors in York again!

GETTING THERE:
The house is off the 66 National Cycle Route, near the adjacent community garden off Ashville Street. If you can, please walk or cycle - download York Cycle Map and find no.17 on the circular route - you want the second exit south of there. Buses no.13 or 12/14 stop at Foosway, and i-Travel York can help you plan your journey by any means. If you need to use a car, please beware that parking in the area is limited and the street is narrow so manoeuvring space is restricted.

Location

Ashville Street
York
YO31 8RY

View on map

Opening times

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

This event has now finished.

Just turn up See details on the left

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Part of the Green Open Homes network