MK’s most eco-friendly home opens as part of Little Green Fair

Passive House
Passive House

ONE of the most environmentally friendly houses in the country is set to open in Milton Keynes today (Saturday).

The Passive House has been built by the Park’s Trust to celebrate green lifestyles.

It will be unveiled at the Trust’s Little Green Fair between 11am and 3pm today.

The fair will be taking place at Hengistbury Lane in Tattenhoe and marks the building of Passive House, which is based on the edge of Howe Park Wood.

Supported by The Co-operative Membership, the fair will include guided tours of the Passive House between 11am and 11.30am, and then every half hour from 1pm until 2.30pm.

At 12pm, Alan Budden, of Eco Design Consultants, the architects of the Passive House, will give a talk about the house and what you can do to improve the performance of your existing home.

There will also be a variety of stalls, children’s and craft activities linked to the environment and green lifestyles.

Chief Executive of The Parks Trust, David Foster, said: “The Little Green Fair is a great opportunity to see inside the state of the art energy saving Passive House.

“The house will be privately rented and what’s so exciting for us is that all the income from it will be reinvested into caring for Milton Keynes’ parks.”

And Co-operative and Membership Officer for the South Midlands Area, Sabina Crouch, added: “We are proud to support the Green Fair in Milton Keynes, as sustainable living is so integral to The Co-operative Group’s values and plays a big part in many of our business decisions.

“There is a huge range of sustainable living initiatives across the region, from beekeeping to allotments and we are thrilled to help to raise awareness amongst local people on how small lifestyle changes can make a big environmental difference.”