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Cheshire Shropshire & Staffordshire Group Talk on Off-Grid Barn in Snowdonia – 24th April

April 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire Local Group member Tim Hulse (of EcoVert Solutions) will give a presentation on his proposed conversion of an off-grid ruined barn in Snowdonia to a residential property.

Tim has invited members to his home at Lower Kinnerton, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9AE on Tuesday 24 April 2012

RSVP (by Sunday 22 April) to Carol c/o debbie@aecb.net – and please request further details of the venue – NB Googlemap link is to the postcode only

Some information on the project . . . .

Planning permission has been granted for works including the installation of a hybrid energy system incorporating Proven wind turbine, solar slates, and solar thermal. Other planned works include the implementation of a thermal store tied to underfloor heating and the use of hempcrete and limecrete as internal insulation. Batteries will be used to offer some continuity of supply in the absence of both wind and sun. Electrical loads will be minimised with all lighting being LED.

Tim will present the planned works, including objectives, materials to be used, and considerations driving decision making. Tim hopes to use this as a basis of a discussion around appropriate methods for upgrading solid-walled, especially rubble-stone, buildings, and the use of hybrid-power systems.

Some information on the speaker . . . .

EcoVert Solutions (http://www.ecovertsolutions.co.uk) was founded by Tim Hulse, who holds an MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies degree from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Tim has an Honours degree in  Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer,
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Member of the Passivhaus Trust, and a Member of the AECB.

Tim’s Master’s Thesis was entitled “What are the obstacles to achieving zero carbon” through building renovation in Conservation Areas 
and how can they be overcome?”. Conservation Areas make up 20% of historic housing stock and almost 5% of total housing stock. Their 1.2 million buildings generally perform very poorly and are significant emitters of carbon. This paper documents primary research into the obstacles to improving energy efficiency in Conservation Areas.

Report back on this talk – see https://www.aecb.net/forum/index.php/topic,3606.0.html


April 24, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lower Kinnerton
Cheshire CH4 9AE United Kingdom + Google Map