Renewable energy use

Although we favour a fabric first solution to energy efficiency, we have extensive experience of delivering renewable energy solutions. We currently use technologies such as solar hot water and solar thermal, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), whole house heat recovery (WHHR) and air source heat pumps.

In addition, we provide on site community renewable energy generation at a number of our sites. We have learned a great deal from being responsible for the long term management of a combined heat and power (CHP) system at our Greenwich Millennium Village development in London. Our Academy Central development in London will have an energy centre with a biomass boiler and CHP unit. Our Campbell Park development in Milton Keynes uses solar photovoltaic systems to generate electricity for lighting communal areas with surplus energy exported to the grid.

During 2010, we conducted market research to identify consumer views on environmental issues including energy efficiency, renewable energy and feed-in tariffs (See our customer satisfaction tables in our Customer care section).

House in Evergreen in Toronto, Canada

Award winning green homes

computer generated image of a walkable mixed use community combining residential, restaurant and retail spaces

Expertise in eco-friendly development

Cambourne development near Cambridge

Landscape design