Our basic ECO package which can be applied to all our homes consists of:
Intelligent heating controls via a load compensating thermostat which enables the boiler to match its heat output the heat requirement of the home and includes the ability to programme the heating system on a 7 day / 24 hour basis. This, in conjunction with faster acting thermostatic radiator valves and improved pipework insulation, allows you to have more control over your heating system and save significantly on gas consumption.
Energy efficient LED lighting to all ceiling mounted light fittings throughout the home. A significant 96% energy saving, compared to halogen bulbs, is achieved by these LED fittings. Remarkably they also have a life expectancy of 20 years based on a 6 hour use per day. Please note that the style of light fitting will change to accommodate the LED bulbs.
High specification windows and doors - we have manufactured our own windows and doors in PVCu for over 30 years. Our standard low E windows and doors are full domestic quality and have been used by our trade customers as well because they meet standards suitable for building regulations. This part of our option pack replaces these windows and fully glazed doors with glazing which provides an additional considerable energy saving. Windows and glazed doors are the greatest areas of heat loss on any home and this option reduces their heat loss by a further 27%. We are also able to manufacture triple glazed windows and doors to give even greater energy savings and additionally provide an improvement in sound reduction.
Reduced water consumption dishwasher - all our kitchen appliances are 'A' rated and above. If you have specified an integrated dishwasher in your home we will upgrade this to a superior model which uses even less energy and water. Each full load wash cycle will reduce water consumption by 33% (5 litres). There is also a half load feature. You may wish to consider a smaller dishwasher with less place settings that will use even less energy and water.
Continuing on the water reduction front, we can include a suite of taps for both kitchens and bathrooms which will reduce water consumption and improve performance. These are not simply taps with restrictors but taps which have been designed to 'volumise' the water by introducing air into the droplets. This results in less water usage whilst creating a more powerful jet of water from the taps or shower heads.
Bespoke ECO options:
Rainwater Harvesting - This option provides recycled rainwater for use in flushing WCs, domestic laundry via your washing machine, garden watering and vehicle washing.
Clearly Hybrid - In partnership with our nominated boiler supplier we are now able to offer an integrated air source heat pump / combination boiler package. 'Glow-worm Clearly Hybrid' system cleverly calculates the heating requirements of your home and uses the cheapest energy source.
Biomass / pellet burner - Considerable advances have been made in biomass heating technology and this can now be part of your bespoke home. It is derived from trees or crops which absorb carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere while growing; this cancels out those produced by combustion.
Air to water heat pumps - The pump will be located outside your home and will convert heat from the air to hot water which, via a high efficiency twin coil cylinder sited inside your home, transfers this heat to the radiators and hot taps in your home.
Combined heat and power gas boiler (micro CHP) - CHP is the process of generating useful heat and electric power from a single energy source. We can install an 'A' rated micro CHP boiler in your home that does this. Both NG & LPG versions are available and work in conjunction with a cylinder to store the hot water.
Solar photovoltaic panels - We can install PV panel tiles on the roof during construction of your home. These panels convert light into electricity which can be used in your home or, via the DC-AC inverter router and meter; any excess electricity generated may be exported (sold) to your energy supplier.
Solar water heating - We offer either flat plate or evacuated tube solar water heating panels in conjunction with a high efficiency cylinder and 'A' rated gas system boiler. Even when there is no direct sunlight these panels absorb daylight and convert it to useful hot water; considerably reducing the demand on the gas boiler.
Ground source heat pump - This system works in a very similar way to the air source heat pump but takes heat from the ground. This is not a system for consideration on a normal plot unless the site can accommodate a vertical ground loop collector.
I am interested in an ECO package for my new home, what's the next step?
It will be necessary for us to design your home to suit these packages and we will have to work in conjunction with your chosen park operator to determine the total cost of installation. Please contact our sales team on 01842 810673 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you simply wish to discuss the suitability of any system please email your name, address and phone number to email@example.com and we will contact you.