08 Jul 2008 05:07:35
Brighton couple to display low carbon home
An energy efficient home owned by a couple from Brighton and Hove has been displayed to the public to showcase a number of low carbon improvements to the property.
Jeffery and Brenda Marchant told the Observer this weekend that their gas and electricity bills have been cut by 58 per cent and 48 per cent, respectively, since making a number of improvements to their Edwardian terraced property.
Their eco-friendly changes include solar thermal water heating, as well as replacing regular lightbulbs with low-energy versions.
Now, the home has been used as an example of what people can do with existing housing stock to make their properties more environmentally friendly. It was part of a display of 14 eco open houses that took place across Brighton and Hove - seven of which are older-style properties.
Meanwhile, a writer for the Telegraph has asserted that her family has cut its annual fuel bills by around £1,000 since installing a number of energy efficient home improvements - including cavity wall insulation and double glazing.