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Home powered only by the sun named one of Britain’s greenest

2 January 2014 No Comment

A home that is powered only by the sun has been named as one of Britain’s greenest.

The house, located in Great Glen, Leicestershire, was included on the list, which was put together by theguardian.com. Green features of the building include a sedum-covered roof, which features photovoltaic and thermal solar panels as well as triple-glazing. The home also faces south in order to make sure that as much natural light is received during the winter months.

Ecological buildings facadeAnother building to be included on the list is Penwhilwr straw bale house. This Welsh home, based in Pembrokeshire, was built by hand. It features supporting walls that are made from straw, which is known for its high insulation properties.

Commercial development awarded maximum points for the UK’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH)

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Meanwhile, the One Earth Homes, a row of houses built in Northampton in 2009, were praised for becoming the first commercial development to be awarded a maximum of six points for the UK’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH).

The UK may find it soon has even more green buildings as it was reported by telegraph.co.uk this week that energy minister, Greg Barker, is calling for four million solar panels to be installed on government land and buildings. This would include schools and prisons.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 02 January 2014

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