Environment Solutions

Make Our World Green

The council, which has been collecting leftovers for the past two years, uses tiny bugs to break down the food into fertiliser. The process, called anaerobic digestion, creates gas which is converted into electricity. This is, in turn, used to power the processing plant.+More

Energy performance The homes promise 100% improved energy performance than the current UK building regulations standard. This includes the basic fabric which is highly insulated, the windows which are triple glazed and the doors that are insulated.+More

Biodiesel Cars

This list is not exhaustive but will give you a good indication of which vehicles can use biodiesel;
Audi  cars All TDI models since 1996.
BMW  cars Model 525 tds/1997 onwards,
3 + 5 series diesel since 2001.
Case-IH Tractors All models since 1971.
Caterpillar MMT, Industrial, marine All engines except
some Perkins.
Claas Combines, Tractors Warranties exist
Faryman Diesel Engines Warranties exist
Fiatagri Tractors For new models
Ford AG Tractors For new models
Holder Tractors Warranties exist
Iseki Tractors Series 3000 and 5000

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Heating and electricity

The heating and electricity are provided by a zero carbon biomass combined heat and power plant (CHP). This will be backed up by a connection to the grid and gas boilers. The CHP produces 100kWe and 255kWh.+More

Impact To exsiting site where existing buildings are demolished, the materials will be crushed and reused onsite.

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Energy In Houses

Energy performance

This includes the basic fabric which is highly insulated, the windows which are triple glazed and the doors that are insulated. More

Water

The homes use recycled rainwater, collected from the roof, stored underground, and pumped into the washing machine and WCs. This, together with other measures, reduces the average family water use by approximately 47%...More

Walls And Windows

The homes are built from factory made elements which minimise waste and which are energy efficient to produce and build. Walls are Kingspan TEK SIPS (structural insulated panels) made from two layers of Oriented Strand Board with urethane insulation between to make a rigid structural panel.

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