Two homes to undergo energy-saving trial
A pioneering experiment to test whether utility bills could be cut by up to 60% is set to launch in two residential properties in Liverpool.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the trial will involve two houses based in Kensington - picked out by Riverside Housing - and is expected to run for three years.
Construction workers will give one an eco-friendly makeover, complete with hi-tech installations, while the other will undergo a refurbishment up to the standards typically expected.
Constructive Thinking, the landlord and architect, will keep track of the homes for changes in energy costs and carbon output. It is believed that the average UK family could save an estimated 60% off their energy bills thanks to energy-efficient products such as triple-glazed timber windows and solar panels.
The leaders behind the scheme also predict CO2 emissions to decrease by 84%. Riverside could roll out the programme to 50,000 more homes if the trial proves to be successful.
Copyright Press Association 2012
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