Greenhouse upgrade

April 2022: Analysis of future trends & options for re-purposing large scale greenhouses.

Net Zero Design in Suffolk

Dec 2022: CFG engaged to help plan Paragraph 80 projects in Suffolk.

Energy and Innovation

Ongoing : Inter-seasonal storage solutions for Paragraph 80 and 134 projects.

Net Zero Housing Project

Nov 2023: Systems integration for carbon net zero.

Energy and Ecology Innovation

Nov 2023: CFG joins multi-disciplinary team designing a P84 dwelling & equestrian area.

New Zero-Carbon Service Station

July 2023: CFG collaborating on Zero-Carbon design of Stannington Services, A1

Sustainable Energy Solutions

June 2023: CFG is proud to work on Neven Sidor’s RIBA award winning ‘Ponds Rough’

New Team Member

May 2023: We're excited to welcome Prue to the team to manage business operations

R&D Grant Received

Dec 2022: CFG awarded LoCase grant to develop decarbonisation platform

Smart Microgrid Audit

Dec 2022: CFG delivers asset audit for BRE smart microgrid project with Power Transition

Energy & Ecology Innovation

Dec 2022: CFG engaged to help plan Paragraph 80 projects in Northamptonshire and Suffolk

"Carbon Free Group developed an energy strategy for Ponds Ruff Cottage in the Suffolk town of Beccles. "

The house scores A rating for Predicted Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Rating providing low running costs and lowest impact on the environment though the deployment of low and zero carbon technologies.
This idyllic 122 square meter 2 bedroom house is designed as a comfortable country retreat, providing living and working space for the property owners.

System Design:
At Carbon Free Group we think about whole system design, connecting high efficiency renewable-powered systems to provide comfortable and low carbon living.
The photovoltaic thermal hybrid solar collector (PV-T) degenerates clean electrical and thermal energy.
The inter-seasonal heat storage Earth Energy Bank (EEB) stores the summertime heat in the earth below buildings for use the following winter.
During the winter the heat is extracted from the EEB by the heat pump, keeping the house warm all year long.
MVHR provides fresh filtered air into the house, retaining the energy that has been used heating the house.

Systems:
PV-T + HeatPump
EEB
MVHR

Collaborators:
Project led by Nevin Sedor of Grimshaw Architects.
We are proud to partner with our collaborators: Convert Energy, Caplin Solar, Mastertherm Heat Pumps, MES Building Solutions.