Mr and Mrs Green wanted to test run eco-home
Reporter: Dawn Marsden
Date online: 11 March 2014
THE search is on to find “Mr and Mrs Green” to move into an environmentally-friendly house.
Regenda Housing Group is looking for a family to live in a house in Pine Tree Road, Limehurst Village, which is being kitted out with the latest energy-saving technology.
The initiative is part of a regeneration project across the estate. It is hoped the new family will spread the word about its new home.
When complete, the three-bedroom house will have advanced solar roof panels, internal wall insulation, energy-efficient heating deep loft insulation and low-energy lighting.
A key feature will be a special garden, complete with a water butt, composter, greenhouse, wild flowers and a bird table and a vegetable patch.
The family will be asked to share what they discover with blogs and social media.
Tracy Heyes, Regenda’s executive director of operations, says the study will highlight the effectiveness of products that could be used in future developments.
Regenda expects to spend around £30,000 more on the house than on a typical property renovation.
Families interested in applying to live in the house can visit www.fcho.org.uk.
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