You name it, this house has it: an air-source heat pump, a rainwater harvester, central-vacuuming system, triple-glazing and motion-sensitive lighting system. It also features underfloor heating and self-closing loos. The five bedrooms are arranged over three storeys.
Eco living: the Leicestershire home that powers itself
Eco living: the Leicestershire home that powers itself - "Traditional rooftop solar panels are joined by more experimental technology including “solar walls”, which preheat air before it is pumped into the home’s ventilation system, and an “Earth Energy Bank”, which stores excess summer heat in super-insulated underground pipes, releasing it during the winter."
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump: A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install. We list the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems and help you decide whether this system is best for your home. The promise and problem Fact 1: It works like your fridge Fact 2: The upfront costs are scary Fact 3: Geothermal has real benefits Fact 4: There are downsides, besides the cost Fact 5: Type of loop affects the cost