Less Heating Needed by Lincolnshire Village Eco-Homes
Eight new council properties in a Lincolnshire village require 75 per cent less heating.
17:45 29 June 2022
Eight new council properties in Windmill Gardens were officially unveiled by Lincolnshire local council. The homes require less heating and were built to the 'Passivhaus' standard, the highest set standard for efficient, 'ultra-low' energy use in a building. However, they cost more to build.
The £1.6m development started in March and the houses are now ready to move in.
Leader of North Kesteven District Council, Cllr Richard Wright, said: "We'd like to use these eight new homes as an opportunity to share our experiences and the benefits for people of building in this way, to hopefully encourage new Passivhaus and other low-carbon homes elsewhere. Although they are more expensive to build, they are cheaper for occupants to run and generally require 75 per cent less to heat than standard builds."
Passivehous homes feature solar panels that help cut energy costs and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems designed to make the houses retain heat.
Ed Chambers, managing director of homebuilder Lindum Group, said: "On this project, 93 per cent of the budget was spent with subcontractors based fewer than 40 miles from the site, 79 per cent was with businesses based fewer than ten miles from the site.
"This means the council's investment continues to circulate within the local economy."