The Truro Lifehouse


Phone: 01872 495121

Registered Charity: 1179768

All Saints Church

Tresawls Road



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Eco Credentials

The building will incorporate the following features to reduce its carbon footprint: -

· 30KW of PV solar panels across South and East facing roof tops

· Integrated 3 phase battery storage solution (Tesla Powerwall 2?)

· Triple glazing

· External sun shielding of windows to reduce excessive temperature in summer

· A high thermal mass for temperature stabilisation across all seasons

· A high level of insulation in all external walls, roof spaces & in the floor slab

· A green/living roof system.

· Air Source heat pump (60KW)

· Underfloor Heating (wet system)

· Active heat recovery ventilation system, incorporating heat circulation in double height spaces

· Rainwater Harvesting

· Using the allotment for commercial growing for the community café

· LED lighting including performance lighting in the worship space

· Scene setting modes and ambient light monitors with PIRs on all lighting circuits

· All appliances to be a minimum of A rated


The key feature for the project is the solar PV panels linked with the battery storage facility, as the heating & hot water are electric. The next highest electricity usage will be the lighting and this will be LED which can be driven from the battery storage during dark hours. The only energy being used in the building is going to be electricity, so generating panel storing our own would be a major step in becoming energy neutral.