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(IS-2013-95) The SALFORD low-energy house: Learning from our past
This report presents the SALFORD low-energy house design. The house was design in the late 1970s for Salford City and about 250 houses were built then. It consumes about 75% less energy than the UK average for space heating and over 40% less than for houses built to the 2010 UK Building Regulations. The key design principles include a high thermal capacity internal structure protected by a highly insulated, well-sealed envelope. These principles can still be applied today to build net-zero residential houses.