The winning house will be completely upgraded into the Home of the Future, becoming a space that is warmer, more comfortable, less expensive to run and much better for the environment. Energy use - and bills - are to be halved for the winner. The campaign is sponsored by community regeneration organisation Keepmoat and Knauf Insulation, with products being used from Knauf Insulation and SolarCentury.
Talking about the competition, Kevin McCloud said, “We’re not beyond a little financial inducement or the razzamatazz of a good old-fashioned competition. Which is why 10:10 has teamed up with its sister campaign, the Great British Refurb to launch this chance to win a low-carbon makeover to your home. It’s another example of everybody benefiting. You get a draught-free, comfortable, healthy home; you save hundreds of pounds a year in heating costs; you improve the value of where you live; and you give the environment a break by not heating the planet with your boiler.”
Daniel Vockins, Campaign Manager at 10:10 added, “We’re delighted to be able to team up with the Great British Refurb Campaign to offer one lucky 10:10 household the chance to showcase the kinds of things we can all do to our homes to make them more climate friendly. The Home of the Future competition reflects our philosophy of celebrating exciting, positive solutions to climate change - the kind of things that make life easier for ordinary people instead of harder.”
Entrants to the competition must be UK citizens and owner-occupiers. Entries can be made here. Deadlines close 10:10am on 13 Nov 2009.
Filed under: Green practice