Eco-home that could cut family fuel bills

zero carbon houseBuilt from wood and kitted out with solar panels, wind turbines and state-of-the-art insulation, versions of this eco-home will soon be springing up all around the country.

According to its makers, the four-bedroomed townhouse will be the first environmentally friendly family home to be mass-produced in Britain and is designed to cut energy bills by up to 80 per cent.

That could save a typical family of four more than $1,600 a year in fuel costs.

However, one crucial detail – the price – is still missing. The builders say it is too soon to estimate the cost of producing the design commercially.

The prototype Sigma house, unveiled yesterday, is one of the first to be awarded a “near-zero” carbon emission certificate by the Government.

Source:  Daily Mail

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