Eco Open Houses Worthing

18 - 19 Apr 2015

Downlands Avenue

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

39 Downlands Avenue
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9HD

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Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Sunday 19th April 10am-1pm 2-5pm
CLOSED 1pm-2pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

This house demonstrates a deep commitment to sustainability, having been eco refurbished in
2012, with a specification drawn up by architects Ecotecture and the work implemented by Kithurst
Builders, who are members of AECB, the sustainable building association.

The walls, windows and roof of this typical terraced house have been superinsulated to such an extent that heating losses have been cut to minimal levels, requiring very low gas and electricity consumption. In fact, with the offsetting input from renewables, solar thermal and solar PV, it has now become carbon negative, i.e. it offsets more carbon than it emits!

This approach goes well beyond energy conservation, as Richard and Merry have aimed to green all aspects of their lives via transport, food and recycling, as well as supporting and building biodiversity with their garden and woodland project. This is soon to include a ‘Hugelkulture’ raised bed as part of a new permaculture design by Frances Osborn.

Read the full case study here:
http://www.ecoopenhouses.org/media/Worthing2015CaseStudies/39-Downlands.pdf

BUSES
7 (hourly), 16 (hourly) to bottom of road. 1, 5, 23 to Broadwater Green (10 min walk)

NEAREST TRAIN STATION
Worthing/East Worthing (1 mile)

Location

39 Downlands Avenue
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9HD

View on map

Opening times

18 - 19 Apr 2015
Sunday 19th April 10am-1pm 2-5pm
CLOSED 1pm-2pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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