Greenwatt Way is our research project on energy consumption. We set it up to see how people live in a zero-carbon environment.

As part of this project, we've built 10 zero-carbon homes in Slough. The houses have timber frames and are made of masonry blocks.

Energy is generated on site for each home. This means that they have a net CO2 emission level of zero.

How the homes are powered

We've installed photovoltaic roof tiles on the Greenwatt Way homes.

Each home generates enough renewable energy to power itself. Any extra energy can then be sold back to the National Grid.

More information on Greenwatt Way homes

Take a look at the PDF in the “related documents” section to see the energy-efficient features we've used in the Greenwatt Way homes.