A London clergyman recently moved into the “world’s greenest vicarage,” which features a multitude of energy-saving features including insulation, renewable energy and some highly innovative radiators.
The Rev Francis Adu-Boachie, who is the vicar of Wembley’s St John’s parish, will never have to worry about his energy bills again, as his home features a roof composed of photovoltaic panels, a loft is insulated to a thickness of 16 inches and cavity-filled walls that are around a third thicker than standard.
Going 120 metres deep into the earth are a series of ground source heat pumps, which transform the vicarage floors into giant radiators, and great insulation means that drafts and heat loss are a thing of the past.
The Archdeacon of Northolt, The Venerable Rachel Treweek, blessed the vicarage last month. She commented: “It’s a fantastic development for Wembley and we are extremely proud to be at the forefront of the fight against climate change. This is a great example of our principles in practise.”