David Maxwell at TEDxBelfast in Titanic Belfast challenges us to imagine a home with no central heating. Imagine the benefits to the home owner, the builder, the community and the environment. Then he goes on to describe how he builds homes -- otherwise conventional homes - where a house is heated without central heating by taking a "fabric first" approach, where a small heater will heat a home.
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