Friday, March 09, 2007

Low carbon living in Lewisham

Came across a couple of inspiring local myspace sites. Dave Dayes and family live in one of the self-build houses in Walters Way, Honor Oak. He built the house back in the 1980s as part of a council-sponsored self-build scheme and is now in the process of making it as energy self-sufficient as possible. They've already covered their roof with rows of solar panels and are in the process of installing ground heat pumps and underfloor heating.

Dave says: "As a self builder my aim is to provide a low carbon emission home to raise my family in. By example I hope I can inspire ordinary people to follow and create a new way of living which has less impact on the environment. With technology readily available it can be demonstrated that whether you live in a council flat or private house each and everyone can make a contribution to reducing global warming. Most importantly to leave a positive legacy for our children and their children."

Dave's son Kareem (pictured), is similarly enthusiastic about the environment and also makes music with well-known Peace not War artists such as the Rub.

1 comment:

max said...

That's just plain great!