Cracking the Code
Greening-the-Box (GTB) is an initiative established for the adaptation of existing buildings to standards fit for a low carbon future.
GTB offers design solutions which counter the menace of fuel poverty.
GTB espouses replicable low-tech adaptation techniques.
GTB increases the autonomy of households by giving them greater independence in terms of energy, water and waste management.
An average UK 3 bedroom End Terraced House consumes annually 23,000 kWh/yr, emitting 5 tonnes CO2/yr
Greening-The-Box, Ringland , a 3 bedroom End Terraced House is predicted to consume less than 10,000 kWh/yr emitting less than 1 tonne CO2/yr
Using the Code for Sustainable Homes as a method of comparison;
• A typical UK 3 bedroom new semi-detached house completed in 2008 to minimum Building Regulation standards achieves Code Level 0.
• Greening-The- Box, has achieved Code Level 4
Adapted, GTB Ringland will;
Reduce its rate of heat loss by ten fold
Reduce its heating load by over half
Mitigate its carbon emissions by up to 4 tonnes/yr
Greening-The-Box Ringland is due for completion by June 6th 2009.