First Zero-Emission Home Unveiled
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First Zero-Emission Home Unveiled



1.Wind catcher, for summer ventilation
2.Solar array at back of house for hot water and electricity
3.High-level of wall insulation
4.Biomass boiler

The UK has unveiled its first zero emission home that will set the environmental standard for all new homes in the future. The two-bedroom house is insulated to lose 60% less heat than a normal home. It also features solar panels, a biomass boiler and water efficiency devices such as rainwater harvesting. The design, unveiled at the Offsite 2007 exhibition in Watford, meets rules to be applied in 2016 that aim to make UK homes more energy-efficient. – Read more on BBC

12 comments

  • George June 14, 2007 at 08:00 AM Login to Reply →

    Yes, but does it work?

  • Frank June 14, 2007 at 08:34 AM Login to Reply →

    Yes. They tested it on small white mice and found it rather posh.

  • tim June 14, 2007 at 17:44 PM Login to Reply →

    Biomass has no emissions? Is this one of those phony “carbon offset” equations?

  • Ian Whitehead June 14, 2007 at 21:31 PM Login to Reply →

    Dinosaurs had 0 emission homes look what happened to them

  • kevin June 14, 2007 at 21:46 PM Login to Reply →

    biomass has no emissions?……

    my ex wife’s bio mass had VISIBLE emissions….. sort of a green fog would permeate the air after she deposited her bio mass waste material in the hopper…… she was “retentive” so they were few, far between and DEADLY.

    i dont know if its a “carbon offset” equation…. but…. as in bio fuel, it doesnt create NEW co2… it just preplaces that which was taken from the atmosphere during the growth phase of the plant that donates the bio mass for the fuel. im not sure if this is relevant to this discussion.

  • jim June 15, 2007 at 03:37 AM Login to Reply →

    With Solar array facing south, that leaves Wind catcher facing north. So it must be designed for a north shore development. Just in time for the wamer weather there, NINE years from now. What no Wind power? Add the wind turbine and you would go from zero emissions to minus emission. That’s the ticket.

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  • British Beds July 23, 2008 at 14:47 PM Login to Reply →

    Bio fuel and solar energy is the future of mankind. With the long
    served hydrocarbon reserves are draining up, man kind will have to f
    find alternatives in the form of solar energy and bio fuel
    utilization. This will reduce the pollution level and helps keep
    tab on the increasing concern over global warming.

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  • home made wind generators June 27, 2009 at 06:35 AM Login to Reply →

    Engaging content:D Will come back.

  • sailingsoul June 29, 2009 at 00:09 AM Login to Reply →

    By stating “First…” You mean by this designer, right? SS