OFF THE GRID

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This home is com­pletely off the grid with re­gard to power, in­cor­po­rat­ing a mul­ti­tude of heat cap­tur­ing, en­ergy sav­ing and power pro­vid­ing com­po­nents in­clud­ing photo voltaics, so­lar and a wood-fired boiler. So in­trin­sic to the build was the re­quire­ment for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, so­lar pan­els were erected from the be­gin­ning to pro­vide power on site for the con­struc­tion. The own­ers had a very clear view on their sus­tain­able life­style re­quire­ments and have set about cre­at­ing a home that pro­vides this in spades, wait­ing five years for the tech­nol­ogy to ‘catch up’ so as not to com­pro­mise the aes­thetic el­e­ments they wanted in the ar­chi­tec­ture.

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