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Ultra-green homes plan for Coventry.

A NEW housing development could see some of Europe's greenest homes built in Coventry.

Twenty three energy efficient homes, based on Germany's ultra-green PassivHaus model, will use new green technology which could mean a two-bedroom flat costs less than pounds 1 per week to heat.

The pounds 2.8 million development in Sampson Close, Bell Green, is being built by housing association Orbit Heart of England, and will be one of the UK's first and largest passive housing developments.

So far, more than 17,000 homes have been built to European passive housing standards, but that includes only two in the UK.

Because of the way they are designed and the technology used to for heating and hot water, the homes will be up to 90 per cent more energyefficient.

Orbit estimates the annual heating bill for a flat at Sampson Close will be pounds 48.

Stewart Fergusson, managing director, said: "We expect the new homes will save residents more than pounds 300 a year in running costs."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 24, 2010
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