Tour of Lancaster Cohousing at Forgebank

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Forgebank Walk
Halton
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA2 6FD

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Opening times

29 Mar - 18 May 2014
Tours are 12, 2 and 4pm Saturdays 29th March and 17th May.

This event has now finished.

Other

Lancaster Cohousing Project is a certified Passivhaus / Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 (carbon neutral) community led housing project.

The neighbourhood is designed such that it is easier to live a low carbon, sustainable lifestyle. Currently the largest certified Passivhaus housing project in the UK, the community has forty-one homes.

The development is designed to facilitate casual social interaction and to encourage sharing. Shared community facilities include:

on site workspace
common house for shared meals, socialising and events
laundry
bike store and workshop
food cooperative & orchard.
2.5 ha of land including woodland
guest bedrooms
children’s room
car club

All vehicles are kept to the edge of the site.

The homes and hot water are heated by a district heating system. This has a 5000 litre storage vessel heated by a 40kW solar thermal array and a 150kW boiler fuelled by local wood chip. There are 50 kW of photovoltaics connected via an electricity micro-grid. A proposed micro hydro scheme, due for completion later this year, will mean that Lancaster Cohousing becomes a net exporter of energy.

There is a thriving ethical business hub called 'Green Elephant' in the eco refurbished Halton Mill.

Please meet us at Halton Mill. Pre book your place at www.greenopenhomeslancaster.eventbrite.co.uk.

Location

Forgebank Walk
Halton
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA2 6FD

View on map

Opening times

29 Mar - 18 May 2014
Tours are 12, 2 and 4pm Saturdays 29th March and 17th May.

This event has now finished.

Other

Other homes nearby

Part of the Green Open Homes network