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Diary of an Ecobuild

Synopsis
Charts the conversion of a terraced building in the Welsh Valleys into an environmentally friendly and energy self-sufficient building. Goes quite deeply, though in layman’s language, into this ecological conversion.
Phase 1. The building work - steelwork being erected - explanation of the insulation (hemp) - underfloor heating by hot water via a heat exchanger.
Phase 2. Alternative sources of energy - solar collector panels on roof as a supplementary heating system also producing 65%of hot water in winter and 90% in summer. Small wind turbine on roof. No running costs and free electricity. Air to water heat exchanger (heat pump). Photo voltaic panels produce electricity the year round.This is a practical introduction to really cutting down on energy use.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Architecture; Civil Engineering & Building
Keywords
ecological design; houses; energy efficiency

Credits

Director
Anne Gallagher

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£30.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Tusker Films

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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