Architect Alex Michaelis has been commissioned by Tory leader David Cameron to undertake an environmental makeover of his £1m house in Notting Hill, west London.
The house, a Victorian terrace, will be fitted with a wind turbine, low-carbon heating and lighting and extra insulation.
Michaelis, a partner at Michaelis Boyd Associates, plans to brush-seal the windows in the two-storey house and fit some with high-insulation K glass.
He will also install an energy-efficient air circulation system and fix passive solar and photovoltaic panels to the roof. The cost is expected to be £10,000.
The scheme’s centrepiece, the 1.75 m-wide wind turbine, could face problems as it will need planning permission from Kensington and Chelsea council.