31 Jul 2009 04:07:00
E.ON and Barratt to deliver UK eco homes
E.ON is working with housing developer Barratt to provide residents of a new eco-homes scheme with a community heating network.
According to the energy company, the new system - which will replace the need for gas from the national grid - could reduce the development's carbon emissions by 25 percent while also cutting heating costs.
Some 550 people are moving into the new residential properties, which are situated in Dalton Square, Hackney, East London.
Each home will have a smart heat meter installed to measure how much energy is being delivered.
The decentralised community energy centre has been rated as "excellent", which E.ON said was equivalent to a Level 3 in the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Don Leiper, managing director of the energy company, said: "Decentralised energy centres, which generate community-based, low-carbon energy from more sustainable sources, look set to play a major part in helping the UK keep energy prices affordable, carbon emissions down and the country's lights on."
He added that E.ON is committed to reducing the carbon footprint and energy costs of UK homes and businesses.
It is one of only two major energy companies accredited under the Low Carbon Building Programme Phase 2 for this purpose.http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsphase2.org.uk/