How

We strive for Sustainability/ Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the utilisation of less energy to provide
the same output.

Increasing a homes energy efficiency not only allows individuals to reduce their costs but also helps lower fuel consumption and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases as a result which helps reduce our footprint on climate change.

There are a great number of ways in which energy efficiency in new homes can be acheived

  • The use of more efficient technology, products and processes.
  • Accounting for about the entire life-cycle of products, including disposal.
  • Installing controls and systems that increase efficiency beyond the minimum expectation.

Some of the core measures that we would try and incorporate to meet the above are as follows

Ground source heat pumps

A ground source heat pump is a renewable heating system. The ground source heat pump extracts low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground or water using buried pipework and compresses this energy into a higher temperature. A ground source heat pump provides a building with 100% of its heating and hot water all year round.

Solar power

Solar electricity panels are perhaps the best known energy efficiency measure, also known as photovoltaics (PV), The panels capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home.

By installing solar panels you generate your own renewable electricity.

Air pressure testing and insulation

With targets set out by the Government to significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve the efficiency of our homes, all aspects of energy demand within a building, and in particular heat loss, need to be assessed and tested. It is important to design property that 1 retains heat by significant insulation but to also ventilate it without causing heat loss.

In addition to whats used/ done during the build, we also focus on reducing waste from the office to the site and ensure that we replant at least the same number of trees that we need to remove.