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Go green this weekend
4:00pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A GREEN- MINDED group of householders in the Ledbury area have banded together under the banner of ‘Low Carbon Ledbury’ to open their eco-homes tomorrow (Sat) and Sunday, as part of the Sustainable Herefordshire h-Energy week.
Event spokesman Paul Kinnaird said: “Over the weekend three houses in Ledbury and three houses in Putley and Aylton are demonstrating a variety of retro-fit and new-build energy saving and insulation measures.”
Wahroonga, New Street, is a new house built to the exacting EU energy standards by local builder Mike Whitfield.
Glen Helen, Elmsdale Road, is a 1950s house which has been retro-fitted with lots of energy-saving and low carbon solutions.
The Coach House at Hazel Farm demonstrates two-thirds reduction in energy usage and has an eco-barn built from recycled bricks, tiles and local timber.
Mr Kinniard said: “Displays of woodland produce, beekeeping and beefriendly planting, permaculture and composting are taking place across the venues.
Details of opening times, booking details and directions are available on the website herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/h-energy