Welcome to the world of developer Nick Sandy, who actually invested the better part of the last two and a half years to turn his rather spacious home in Sion Road that hailed from the 1960s into an eco-friendly abode that will definitely wet the pants of any environmentalist or Greenpeace activist. Representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) actually paid a visit to this particular home recently in order to check out what kind of machinations that Nick Sandy has thrown into the mix that will make nature smile – where some of the energy-saving measures will include a heat recovery system, solar panels on the roof, and a rain water harvester that is located right under the back garden.
According to Nick, his property cost £3,500 annually to run in terms of gas and electricity, but all of that is going to change this year, as he expects it to be in credit by £200. Surely a far way off from the amount of money that he has invested to turn it “green”, but then again, making sure the earth is habitable for the next generation is never going to be easy on our pockets considering how far humanity has polluted it, right?
Other additions in this sprawling home would be a computer system that will manage the heating levels throughout the home, making minute adjustments as and where necessary, while the digital thermostat works great in displaying the times, the outside temperature and the temperature within. Not only that, there are also motion sensor lights that activate whenever it detects the presence of a person in the vicinity in order to cut down on unnecessary power use.
Nick had already invested £1 million on the property itself, and is willing to let it go to any interested purchasers for £2.5 million a pop.