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Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Tour of Earthship Brighton Reply with quote

Earthship Brighton offers tours of their facility, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.


For details see:
http://www.lowcarbon.co.uk/tours.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a bit disappointed by the Earthship as it has a large woodchip boiler to heat it. The underground houses at Hockerton don't need any extra heating and even use the heat from the conservatories to increase the COP of their air to water heat pumps which supply the domestic hot water.

http://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/

Some of the materials used for the Earthship are more natural but I think these are cancelled out by the woodchip boiler. I'm sure, with a bit of thought, and not much expense, they could could have upgraded the insulation to get rid of the boiler.
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