22 Apr '11, 6am

Woking's first low carbon demonstration home promotes sustainable living

Woking's first low carbon demonstration home promotes sustainable living

WOKING, London: It may looks like any other three-bedroom detached house in a British suburb but it is not. The house is retrofitted with many different energy and water saving technologies. It is the first low carbon demonstration home in the town of Woking, in London's west Surrey. John Thorp, CEO of Thamesway Ltd in Woking Borough, said: "Most of the houses in the UK are very old and very inefficient. And so what we've tried to do with this house is to bring it up as much as possible to efficiency. And one of the major ways to do it is to increase the insulation in the walls. "So what we have is a two skin house. So we've put cavity wall insulation between the bricks. And we've got one and half centimetres of insulation on all the external walls and that means the internal environment in the house becomes warmer. "We've also put insulation under the floor...so it's the ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/europe/view/112428...

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