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A rare opportunity to visit a Zero Carbon Barn Conversion on Saturday 12th November

November 12, 2011

Tina Holt has invited the Nottingham and East Midlands Group to the fifth event in Transition West Bridgford’s series ‘Eco Houses Under Construction’.

Gil Schalom, leader of the Local Group, encourages you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit a Zero Carbon Barn Conversion.

This site visit in East Leake will take place on Saturday 12 November from 2-5pm. To book your free place and receive location details, email “info” at “wbecohouses.co.uk”

A summary of the measures and technologies installed can be seen at http://wbecohouses.blogspot.com/.  Although the building itself has been complete for some time, the final installation of further renewable energy measures is soon to be done.

David Hill, the developer and owner of the property, previously developed the UK’s first Code 6 new build Zero Carbon homes in Upton, Northampton.

The ‘Eco Houses Under Construction’ project is funded by Climate East Midlands, East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership and Communities and Local Government with a Growing Climate Friendly Communities grant. It is overseen by the charity Groundwork East Midlands.

Some more information about Tina Holt and Gil Schalom . . . .

Tina Holt has a PhD in environmental science but went on to spend 10 years as a consultant and project manager implementing information systems for public and private sector organisations. More recently she worked for Global Action Plan running the Nottingham EcoTeams programme and her favourite puzzle is working out how individuals and businesses can take steps towards a low carbon future. She lives with Richard and their two children in a single glazed, solid brick house that is due to undergo a major eco-refurbishment in 2011.

Leader of the Nottingham & East Midlands AECB Local Group, Gil Schalom (of Gil Schalom Design)  is a West Bridgford architect.  He is  co-owner (with his wife Penney Poyzer) of the well-known Nottingham Ecohome, the first radical retrofit of a Victorian home in the UK.  Gil specialises in eco and low energy design solutions for both new build and retrofit and has accumulated an enviable reputation in these fields as well as experience in the heritage and community sectors.



November 12, 2011
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