Nigel and Marta

Nigel and Marta have reduced the carbon emissions from their Birmingham home by 51% … join us for a visit!

Meet Nigel and Marta, who have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions in their home in Acocks Green by 51% … so far.

Their home is a 1950s end-terrace four-bedroomed house, typical of many in Birmingham.  Six years ago they added:

  • external wall insulation
  • under-floor heating
  • upgraded heating controls
  • mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
  • solar electricity with battery storage

By taking a whole-house approach, they have made the home warmer, greener, and also improved the air quality.  They have also insulated themselves against rising costs.

Nigel and Marta are also involved in innovative plans for communal ground source heat pumps in their neighbourhood, and are part of Acocks Greener.

You can read a blog on Phil Beardmore’s website with more on how Nigel and Marta have made their home more energy efficient.  Join us on 15 October to learn first hand what they have done.  There are three slots, which you can book by clicking on the links below.


Nigel and Marta’s house is:

    • 250m from Acocks Green railway station which also has a bus stop on the number 11 Birmingham ‘Outer Circle’ bus route.  The number 11 bus connects to:
      • bus routes 1, 4, 4A, A12, 32, 41and 58 in the Acocks Green village centre, and to
      • bus routes X1, X2, S16, 58 and 60 at the Swan interchange on the Coventry Road.
      • Spring Road railway station
    • There will be space for bike parking down the side road in front of the garages.  There is also bike parking 250m away at Acocks Green train station, on the platform.
    • 450m from The Grand Union Canal (through Millennium Green park) – for boaters, walkers, cyclists, or swimmers.

Birmingham Green Doors is part of the Good Work Coop. This is a new cooperative made up of people whose work is driving environmental and social change in Birmingham. Proceeds from this event pay for marketing costs (Danielle Parker is our marketing person) and costs related to the upkeep of this website.

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