In order to obtain planning approval, Breckland Council required 10% of the energy demand of the development to come from an on-site renewable source. In keeping with its philosophy of sourcing high quality materials for its properties,
Bennett Homes chose air-to-water heat pumps, coupled with high levels of thermal insulation. This also provided a solution to the problem of the properties being some distance from the mains gas network.
EOC Services' Solution:
All properties had underfloor heating installed to their ground floors, producing an even level of comfort. Radiators, which were designed to operate at the same low flow temperature as the underfloor heating, were fitted to the upper floors to optimise the performance of the heat pumps.
For Bennet Homes, the air-to-water heat pumps met ever tightening Building Regulations. The local authority’s 10% renewable energy target was also met and the properties achieved a high level of energy efficiency performance.
For private owners the Daikin Altherma systems help reduce ongoing running costs. The system also enables affordable housing providers to meet legislative requirements; reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, while also helping to reduce tenants fuel bills in both new and refurbished homes.
Along with improved levels of comfort and lower fuel bills, the new homeowners will benefit from the new easy-to-use intelligent control unit, with a back-lit and plain text interface. As a result, day to day control is straightforward, while accurate feedback is provided on operational conditions and energy consumption.
Our Satisfied Client’s Thoughts:
EOC Services were chosen as their reputation stood out for reliability with good after sales care by them and the manufacturer. Air-to-water heat pumps will also be installed within the affordable housing to ensure lower energy bills for householders.
Colin Sells, Construction Manager