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Saturday, May 20, 2006

NEWS: 28 Penzance Street, Miles Platting

Manchester council have spent £100,000 converting two terraced houses into an energy saving showcase. The changes have managed to more than halve the fuel bill for the property.

I'm not so happy with the costs though. In real life I don't believe these savings would cost £100k. The figure reinforces the prejudice that energy saving is so much more expensive than the benefits merit, when most of the costs would have been from renovating the empty shells in the first place, fixtures and fittings and tarting the building up because it's a show home.

Still, it's nice to see them showing what's possible.


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