The David Wilson Millennium Eco House

A demonstration Eco-House has been built in the grounds of the School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham (Figure 8.3). It is designed as a research facility and a flexible platform for the range of systems appropriate to housing. Its features are:

• PV tiles integrated into conventional slates providing 1250 kWh/year;

• solar collectors of the vacuum tube type on the south elevation to meet the demand for domestic hot water;

• light pipe illuminating an internal bathroom and providing natural ventilation;

Natural Ventilation During Winter

Figure 8.2

• solar chimney to provide buoyancy ventilation in summer and passive Hockerton overall life-style warmth in winter; specification

• helical wind turbine;

ground source heat pump to supplement space heating.

Figure 8.2

• solar chimney to provide buoyancy ventilation in summer and passive Hockerton overall life-style warmth in winter; specification

• helical wind turbine;

• ground source heat pump to supplement space heating.

The output from the energy systems is constantly monitored.

Associated with the Eco-House are several free-standing sun-tracking PV panels tilted to the optimum angle.

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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