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Zero Bills Home
A roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system generates enough energy to power a small electric vehicle and is capable of meeting the very low energy needs of the household. As the average annual household spend on energy exceeds £1,300, and car fuel exceeds £1,000, the householder could achieve significant lifetime savings.
Speaking at the launch, ZEDfactory architect Bill Dunster said: “SME builders are key to delivering the 250,000 homes per annum we need across the UK – the Zero Bills system is an off the shelf solution for SMEs that could really drive the market in the right direction. With its integrated energy generation facility it shows how we could actually reduce the investment needed for centralised national infrastructure by becoming net exporters of renewable energy.”
In 2015, BRE launched a new Home Quality Mark to provide consumer-friendly, impartial information on the quality and sustainability of new homes. The Zero Bills home is likely to be one of the first homes to be assessed.
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