Take a look around Europe's number one Certified Energy NZEB rated home - in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo!
Originally an E1 Energy Rated house (see the BER guide below) has been upgraded with a HONE Heat, Power & Drive System - but otherwise the house is pretty much the same as any standard house built between 1995 - 2005. All original walls, windows and doors are untouched!
It has a better energy rating than the best passive houses and specialist houses ever built to date, hence it is much cheaper to build. It has a better building energy rating than any new build or retrofit home including the exemplar ones as demonstrated and documented on EU project databases.
This house is not airtight, has standard 100 mm cavity wall construction with no additional insulation on the inside but does one fundamental thing differently. It makes all its own energy, i.e. electricity, heating, hot water, cooling and provides up to 150,000 km’s of energy to run up to 4 electric vehicles which would even be ideal for a hungry Tesla electric vehicle which needs high speed charging.
It is a comfortable warm normal home with no energy bills. It was also very easy and quick to upgrade without any disruption to the people living within.
Find out more in the video below!