In support of this, one lucky prizewinner’s house will be turned into the Home of the Future, with a full-scale energy makeover courtesy of community regeneration experts Keepmoat, working with insulation providers Knauf Insulation and solar photovoltaic providers Solarcentury. The winning home will be completely upgraded into an intelligent space that is warmer, more comfortable, less expensive to run – and a whole lot better for the climate too. The winning house will be the envy of the whole street.
The winning home will get a combination of the latest energy-efficiency measures, including a range of insulation solutions, combined with micro-generating capacity such as photovoltaic panels. Keepmoat will deliver a refurbished home which will have its energy use, energy bills and carbon emissions all halved. The UK housing stock currently accounts for around 27% of Britain’s entire carbon footprint.
Launching the competition, Kevin McCloud said:-
“We’re not beyond a little financial inducement or the razzamatazz of a good old-fashioned competition, which is why 10:10 has teamed up with its sister campaign, the Great British Refurb to launch this chance to win a low-carbon makeover to your home. It’s another example of everybody benefiting. You get a draught-free, comfortable, healthy home; you save hundreds of pounds a year in heating costs; you improve the value of where you live; and you give the environment a break by not heating the planet with your boiler.”
Daniel Vockins of 10:10 added:-
“We’re delighted to be able to team up with the Great British Refurb Campaign to offer one lucky 10:10 household the chance to showcase the kinds of things we can all do to our homes to make them more climate friendly. The Home of the Future competition reflects our philosophy of celebrating exciting, positive solutions to climate change – the kind of things that make life easier for ordinary people instead of harder.”
The competition is open at www.1010uk.org/refurb from midnight.