General and natural lighting (both homes)


The use of optimum daylight reduces the energy demand created by artificial lighting. The amount of daylight entering both properties has been maximised, by installing additional windows (see Code 4 home) and sunpipes . This reduces the likelihood that the householders will use electricity powered lighting throughout the day. Both homes are using energy saving lightbulbs throughout.

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How many different types of concrete do Tarmac offer?


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Fact 37</p>
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A timber frame house will need air conditioning approximately 20 years before a concrete building.<br>
Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tarmachomesproject.co.uk/why_masonry/benefits_of_thermal_mass/whole_life_performance_research.aspx">
Whole Life Performance Research by the Concrete Centre </a>
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