All the properties’ heating and hot water requirements will be provided by the ASHP alongside newly-installed thermostat controlled radiators to increase energy efficiency.
In the same way that a fridge uses refrigerant to extract heat from the inside, so keeping food cool, an air source heat pump extracts heat from the air and uses it to heat your home and hot water, even at lower outside temperatures.
The communal ASHP achieves a 25% carbon reduction, helping David Wilson Homes achieve level three on the Code for Sustainable Homes for this development, as well as offering savings on energy bills and maintenance costs.
The joint project hopes to lead the way for future home building and home heating.
Richard Scott, Head of Marketing for Sustainable Energy Solutions at E.ON, said: "We’re committed to changing the way people view and use energy in the UK.
"We are delivering modern low carbon properties, meeting the Code for Sustainable Homes as well as cutting home heating costs and increasing energy efficiency."
E.ON and Barratt Homes continue to develop the UK’s low and zero carbon future together, with many additional projects currently under development. E.ON’s sustainable energy team can support customers with every kind of micro-generation technology and are leading the development and funding of decentralised energy centres for larger scale applications in the UK.
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