Bicester Going Green
Heart's been looking around a demonstration eco home that we could be seeing in Bicester.
1. Bicester eco home
Everything in the demonstration home has been made from recycled materials or can be recycled and is open to the public for the next two years.
2. Bicester eco home
The timber frame has been made from wood from sustainable forests and is ten times more air-tight than normal homes.
3. Bicester eco home
Five thousand of these home are planned for north west Bicester. The planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council.
4. Bicester eco home
There won't be any need for radiators of heaters. There's a heat recovery system will pipe out the warm air and heat the incoming cooler air.
5. Bicester eco home
A meter will show how much energy you're using in real time. There are also 5 solar panels on the roof that feed into the national grid - saving you money on your electricity bills.
6. Bicester eco home
The demonstration house shows all the inner workings of this carbon neutral home. In the real houses all the pipes will be hidden away.
7. Bicester eco home
A grey water system will allow rain and bath water to be collected, stored underground and used for things like flushing the toilet.
8. Bicester eco home
All the appliances like the dishwasher, cooker and washing machine are low energy, as are the LED lights.