First zero-emission home unveiled

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At Offsite2007, Kingspan Off-site unveiled the first zero-emission home in the UK. Boasting a wind-catcher to cool the house during the summer and burning wood pellets in the winter, it also generates its own electricity and hot water via solar power, providing a savings of about £500 per year. While construction costs are about 40% higher than they would be with a conventional house, the price is apt to drop as more are built. [GT]

First zero-emission home unveiled

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  • No doubt this will be extremely expensive. Nice that accountants, lawyers, bankers and stockbrokers will get to save money off their bills – more money to pay for increasingly-expensive petrol in their 911 Turbos and holidays abroad.

    Net gain for the environment = zero.

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