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Why I became interested in EcoHomes in 1984

I had just started University. After a tour of the Civil Engineering department, where I was going to be studying for the next 4 years, we were given a tour of the campus.

The part I have never been able to get out of my head was being shown a pair of semi-detached houses, which looked perfectly ordinary. For £500 more than a standard house to build, they had achieved incredibly low fuel bills, due to high levels of insulation and good design detailing.

Why aren't all houses built to this standard I asked?

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