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Camden house brings green thinking to the 1850s

I attended the September 8th launch of 17 St. Augustine’s Road, London Borough of Camden’s sustainable refurbishment of an 1850s semi-detached house. The message is clear: achieving major carbon savings is really expensive and only possible when doing a full house refurb.

According to Camden project manager, Chit Chong, the solid wall construction of this house is representative of 56% of London’s existing housing stock. An 80% reduction in carbon emissions has been achieved - with a £310,000 price tag – equivalent to Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which is roughly PassivHaus standard. Chong estimates that £60,000 of the cost was directly related to low-carbon improvements which exceed Part L.

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