Registration for Virtual Open Day at Royston's Pioneer SuperHome
Come and join us to view the very first SuperHome in Royston. Get ideas for how you could make your own house more sustainable and energy efficient, and tips on exactly how to go about it. You too could cut bills and help save the planet simply by making some changes to your house! There is bound to be something that almost everyone can do to improve the comfort standard or carbon footprint of their house. It doesn't even need to cost a lot.

Below is some information that shows the extent of the changes made and how much has been achieved. There's a lot to cover, so we are asking all participants to think about the aspects that interest them the most and will focus on those in the Open Day.

House Type: Victorian two storey detached
Carbon saving: 80%
Saving on bills: more than 80%
Electricity usage: 1350kwh per year - 15kwh per m² per year
Gas usage: 4500kwh per year - 50kwh per m² per year
Floor Area: 90m²
Total invested: £30k - (including cost of small extension)


Measures installed:

• Cavity walls retrofitted with 50mm platinum polystyrene bead Cavity Wall Insulation (k=0.032).
• Solid walls retrofitted with external insulation with 80mm Phenolic foam (k=0.022).
• Existing South facing uPVC windows upgraded to premium double glazed (Uw=1.2)
• North facing windows upgraded to triple glazed (Uw=0.8).
• Main loft insulation - fibre-glass 250mm thickness topped up with further 100mm rockwool.
• Second roof insulation – 50mm fibre-glass replaced with 150mm Celotex (k=0.023).
• Suspended floor insulation 100 fibre glass topped up with extra 150mm Drytherm 32 (k=0.032).
• Vent axia SAP compliant rigid ducted MVHR (whole house heat recovery ventilation).
• ’Warm' draft lobby (porch).
• Cooker hood converted to re-circulating (internal) with carbon filters.
• Extensive draft-proofing & air tightness membranes.
• Solar PV - 16x Canadiansolar 250W panels (4kWp) with Sunnyboy transformerless inverter.
• Zappi electric car charger (solar PV diverting).
• 100% Low energy lighting (mainly LED).
• Rainwater to water butts & soak-aways.
• A rated appliances.
• Veg plot, fruit trees, chicken and green house.
• Heat pump ready (currently running Viessmann Vitodens 100W weather compensating gas boiler).








Event takes place 8 pm on Saturday 23rd October 2021 by Zoom. Pre-registration is essential as we will send out the Zoom login to the email address provided.
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