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Potemkin Villager



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Rocky road to green living Reply with quote

Folk making efforts to make their homes more energy efficient and future proof will be glad to learn that throwing money at the problem will only get you so far. Millionaire drummer, Larry Mullen, of litigation prone rock band U2, seems to be having more than a few difficulties with his posh eco bunker project on the posh Howth seafront in Dublin.

Apparently it was intended to be "airtight" with heat recovery through a 75% efficient ventilation system and solar collectors providing "free hot water generation".

Interestingly there was no mention of it being climate change proof as well!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/mullen-drums-up-another-lawsuit-over-howth-home-3sbtljbmr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can register free for two articles a week, Em. Just name, email and a password required.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do register, I wouldn't bother to read more than you can see for free. There's no useful information in the article on the "passive-energy house system" or why he is suing the architect, landscape gardener and landscape project manager. Perhaps there is nothing wrong with the house, only the garden.
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