As part of the Creative Energy Homes project, The University
of Nottingham along with the Energy company E.ON
are working together to develop and assess cost effective
measures for reducing carbon emissions from ageing domestic
properties. See Project Objectives
A 1936 Austin 7 parked outside the E.ON 2016 Research
House: Left: A 1930's Austin 7 is a rare site on today's roads
yet millions of us still live in homes of that era. Whilst
automobile technology has advanced considerably many of
us still live in homes that are energy inefficient.
The E.ON 2016 Research Team will be working in Partnership with SIG to deliver sustainable solutions for the three retrofit upgrades the house will undergo on its way to achieving its zero-carbon status.
Construction on the 2016 low carbon house started in April
2008 and the design standards are close to those of a 1930's
semi detached house. The initial building was complete in October 2008 and will be lived in for a year, to record its performance.
E.ON House on typical street, making use of the side drive for extra space.
The E.ON House was completed in 2nd October 2008,
and the next day, the BBC published a short morning news report.
Researchers – The Team
Principle Investigators: Prof Saffa Riffat and Dr Mark Gillott Research Fellow: Catalina Spataru Architect: Marsh:Grochowski Architects Research students: Kasham Biliyok and Nina Hormazabal Occupant for first year: Zhan Chanhong Project Manager: Gaskell Construction Consultants and University of Nottingham Estates Dept. M&E Consultant: Waterman Building Services