October 16, 2013, by Lindsay Brooke
Concept house showcases fuel poverty technology
TV’s Dick Strawbridge was at The University of Nottingham this afternoon giving a key note speech to mark the official opening of the last ecohouse to open on Green Close – a ‘living lab’ of specially designed houses built to test and research different aspects of modern methods of construction and sustainable and renewable technologies.
The Mark Group house completes this street of ecohouses, constructed in partnership with industry, and run by the University’s Dept of Architecture and Built Environment.
The steel frame building features 12 different energy-saving and power generating technologies. The aim is to demonstrate how they might be used to improve energy efficiency of social housing stock and tackle fuel poverty.