E.ON is working with Fairview New Homes to deliver low carbon energy to 1,067 homes, 300 bed hotel, commercial units and various leisure facilities, at Colindale, London, as part of a major redevelopment project.
Under an Energy Services Company (ESCo) agreement, E.ON will design, build, operate and maintain a decentralised energy centre.
The first phase of the project, involves the construction of 726 new homes and an onsite energy centre. Once completed in 2014, the apartments will achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) rating level three with a 25%1 CO2 saving, while the houses built to CSH rating level four will achieve a 44%1 saving. Furthermore, residents will have the opportunity to save money on their energy bills.
- 25%1 and 44% CO2 saving1
- Residents make savings on their energy bills
- No gas boiler means there’s no boiler maintenance or replacement costs and more cupboard space in each home
- Hot water on demand
- Emergency call-out service and helpline for customers
- Remote reading of heat meters enables accurate billing
Kirk Archibald, Head Of Sustainability at Fairview New Homes said:
“The development at Colindale is a good example of a community energy scheme and we are pleased to be working with E.ON’s Sustainable Energy business to create a development of low carbon homes.”
1All apartments will reduce their carbon emissions by a minimum of 25% to achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes level 3, and all houses will reduce their emissions by at least 44% to achieve CSH level 4. The total cost of heating a home will be comparable to a new home built to minimum standards and heated by gas.
The entire development project is expected to be finished by 2018. What’s more, 30% of the development will be made up of social housing.