The 50-home scheme, which the Council is delivering in partnership with Galliard Homes, will be built on the corner of Church Road and Tallack Road. It will be the first to use the pump, which is capable of feeding an ambient temperature heat network and individual heat pumps, together with photovoltaic panels.
The Zeroth Energy System being used for the project comprises a refrigerant-free, low temperature network and in-apartment heat pumps to provide heating, cooling and hot water to each local space.
This solution will produce heating and hot water using a low carbon solution, while staying within the limited electrical power available for the site. The end use will be the main beneficiary, with very low energy bills and increased thermal comfort.
The housing scheme includes affordable housing provision, as well as property offered on the shared ownership scheme.