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Living Sustainably

Before we moved into our current family house, our last permanent home was bought at the back end of 2013, and presented us with an ideal opportunity for a first foray into sustainable renovations.

As an old property we started by boosting all the internal and external insulation - something most people could do - before moving on to the installation of new windows, 10 kW of solar, a 12 kW air source heat pump, underfloor heating and two EV chargers.

Fast-forwarding to our current home, with the fabric of the building being pretty much as good as it could be, we were able to focus more on the tech we wanted.

As well as obvious upgrades in solar, heat pumps and EV chargers, we've gone on to install underfloor heating and I've personally changed around 75 downlights to LEDs!

You can read about various improvements below, but it's been satisfying to take the house from having a poor D rating EPC to a good B EPC and makes the effort worthwhile.


About Alexander Sims

The 36-year-old Corvette Racing driver has been involved in motorsport since he was 10 years old, initially racing karts before moving on to single seater, GT and Endurance racing and most recently four seasons in the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship. With wins across the board including Spa 24 hours, Nurburgring 24 hours, Petit Le Mans and the Diriyah E Prix Sims continues to showcase his skill and race raft on the global stage.

Alongside his racing activities, Alexander is a passionate advocate for sustainable technology and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012, and aims to incorporate sustainable choices in his daily lifestyle wherever possible.