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York Open Eco Homes: Riverside Eco home

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Naburn

Maypole Grove

York

YO19 4RY

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Please book to see the home/s by Saturday 7th September 9am in order to receive the full address and directions.


Are you concerned about climate change but not sure how to start addressing it in your life? A significant portion of your carbon footprint will come from heating and powering your home. Use the opportunity to visit three local homes that don't cost the Earth to run - in either energy bills or carbon emissions. Pick up tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly and meet friendly people happy to share their experiences.

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Open Sat 7th September 10am-1pm & 2-5pm: Riverside Eco home (Naburn) – new for 2019!

Completed in 2018 on the banks of the river Ouse with 40 metres of river frontage this 3 bedroom home designed by Phil Bixby and project managed by the owners. The house sits a metre above the highest flood level with flood protection measures built in. The floor, walls and roof are super insulated and the triple glazed windows and doors create a sealed structure. A silent mechanical heat recovery system recycles heat using fresh air vents. An array of solar panels heats water and supplies electricity. Three low energy electric towel rails in the bathrooms maintain a minimum house temperature of 20-21 degrees C throughout most of the year with a small amount of additional electric heating for extra cold days. A super efficient home built to Passivhaus standards, certification was missed only because the large windows face northwest to the river rather than south for solar gain. However, the views are sufficient compensation.

To book for Eco-retrofitted Victorian house or Passivhaus from a kit, please follow the links.

Would you like to see all three York Open Eco Homes in the company of St Nicks Outreach Officer to guide you along? Come on a cycle ride starting from St Nicks Environment Centre! We'll cover around 10 miles in between destinations, on quiet roads or cycle paths where possible. For further inspiration, Ivana will also briefly show you round St Nicks Environment Centre and take you past the City of York Council's EcoDepot. At the end there will be an opportunity to discuss how together we can help make York housing more sustainable. Please book ahead.

Free entry, donations to St Nicks welcome.


The event is our contribution to One Planet York - a growing network of organisations working to make York a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative 'One Planet' city. Such a city does not consume the resources of three planets instead of the one we have, which is the average in the UK.

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Naburn

Maypole Grove

York

YO19 4RY

United Kingdom

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