Local residents, Chris & Sue Sanders of Wynford, Barnes Lane are opening the doors of their eco-friendly and ultra modern house as part of the New Forest Green Open Doors on 4th and 5th October 2014.
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Wynford is a four bedroom, three storey detached house built in 2011, constructed of ICF (insulating concrete formwork), with further insulation that makes this property very thermally efficient. EPC rating is A 93. A 4000L tank captures rainwater which is used to flush toilets and supply the washing machine. Solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, a woodburning stove and air source heat pump provide space heating, hot water and electricity. To maintain the high thermal efficiency and air tightness of the building a whole house ventilation system is used to provide fresh air.
The “Green Open Doors” Event, which is being run by the New Forest National Park Authority and the New Forest Transition, aims to reduce carbon emissions in the area. People can visit eleven customised properties throughout the weekend of October 4th and 5th.
There will be a chance to find out about a range of energy saving measures, including solar panels, efficient lighting, wood burning stoves and rainwater harvesting.
Entry to all the houses is free and no booking is required, with home-owners on hand to answer any questions on the pros and cons of their property’s environmentally friendly features.
Milford participants, Chris and Sue at Wynford, Barnes Lane said: “Wynford was designed so that all our heating and hot water needs are met by the energy the house generates. We also collect the rainwater from our roofs which means we use less than 50 litres / person / day from the mains supply.”
If you are interested in finding out more, visit Wynford between 10am and 4 pm on Saturday 4th October or Sunday 5th October.
To see a map of all the properties and find out opening times and the details of each one, visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/greenopendoors
Wynford, Barnes Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RL
Opening hours: Sat 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Contact Chris Sanders on 01590 645442 | firstname.lastname@example.org