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York Open Eco Homes

Cyclists at the Fulford Passivhaus
Cyclists vising one of York's Passivhauses as part of 2019 York Open Eco Homes
We couldn’t have wished for a nicer day for last Saturday’s Open Eco Homes event (see the link for more details about the homes). Twenty cyclists and scores of other visitors used the opportunity to see a Passivhaus (designed and insulated so well it rarely needs heating in winter), a house built to Passivhaus standard which combines the traditional with modern, and an eco-retrofitted Victorian terrace house with an annual energy bill of just £700. From visitors’ feedback we know the event has inspired and informed them so we hope to see more eco homes springing up around the city.
If you’d like advice on where to start with your house to make it warmer, cheaper to run and reduce your carbon footprint, get in touch with us or York Community Energy. Big thanks go to all the participating home owners!

10 September 2019 | Tags: eco homes, Passivhaus, retrofit