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Baldow Meadows Homes Have

AN AVERAGE OF 87% ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING

We all want to pay less for our energy.
It's also important that we try to reduce our carbon footprint.

A BALDOW MEADOWS HOME

88%

AVERAGE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT RATING

Taking practical, effective steps to lower energy consumption and reduce our overall carbon footprint is smart thinking — both for the planet and for household bills. From design and construction to the installation of heating and hot water systems, energy efficiency is considered at every stage of Scotia communities, and our goal is always to find new efficiencies with each development we build.

Energy Facts

Energy
Efficiency Rating

A92-100
B81-9187%
C69-80
D55-68
E39-54
F21-38
G1-20

Environmental
Impact Rating

A92-100
B81-9188%
C69-80
D55-68
E39-54
F21-38
G1-20

Your home at Baldow Meadows will have the latest in energy efficient features

Boilers

Scotia developments are fitted with energy-efficient combination gas boilers and Alpha Flow Smart “Gas Saver’’ systems — harnessing boiler wastage to pre-heat cold mains water before it enters the boiler.

This results in an average of 35% less gas usage when producing hot water, and can save up to half a ton of carbon each year. Certain larger house types will also include thermal stores — which will reduce CO2 emissions significantly.

Insulation

Heat is lost through the floor, walls and roof, and particularly doors and windows. Without careful design, thermal bridging lets heat escape easily, and wastes energy in heat generation.

Windows

Modern A-rated double-glazing is used, generally with solar/thermal glass, gas-filled cavities and warm-edge insulated spacer bars. This reduces heat loss and maximises solar gain. The frames are compartmented to reduce heat loss, and weather-seals provide full protection from the elements.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are installed as standard on all homes at Baldow Meadows — converting energy from the outside air into useful heat inside through hot water supply, underfloor heating on the ground floor, radiators on the first floor and towel radiators in all bathrooms.

WHAT KIND OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE INSTALLED?

Your home will be fitted with a Vaillant aroTHERM* heat pump — one of the most energy efficient and unobtrusive of air-to-water heat pumps available. With development and manufacturing in the UK, as well as overseas, Vaillant Group is globally renowned for its environment-friendly heating and air-conditioning products.

Valliant Air Source Heat Pumps

HOW DO THEY WORK?

Discreetly installed on the exterior of your home, the air source heat pump transfers ambient heat from the outside air by absorbing it into a fluid, which is then passed through a heat exchanger into the heat pump — raising the temperature and transferring this heat to the water in your heating system.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THIS SYSTEM?

The combination of air source heat pump and underfloor heating is a significant one in terms of energy efficiency. In drawing heat from the ambient temperature outside, the heat pump is able to reduce the amount of fuel usage required to run and heat the household, which is good news for both the environment and your energy bill. Households who switch to an air source heat pump system have seen their energy costs reduce by as much as 50% (Source: Energy Saving Trust Case Study), and the efficiency of underfloor heating only adds to the practical benefits, providing an even distribution of heat to all ground floor rooms.

In addition to reducing carbon emissions and lowering household running costs, one key benefit for homeowners is that it’s very easy to maintain, scale and adapt. The Vaillant aroTHERM system is compact and largely self-contained — only requiring connection to water and electricity to function effectively. This minimises the risk of disruption during maintenance or other work.

*Please consult the selling agent for further information. Scotia Homes Limited reserves the right to vary the above specifications where necessary but to similar or higher standards.

Smart Meter

The basics matter too. Each home will have a simple energy-saving meter installed as standard — allowing you to see actual electricity consumption in real-time, and make adjustments as needed. This often results in 10-20% self-imposed reductions in energy usage, which keeps those bills down too.

Enquiries


For further information, please contact: Elaine Blaney on 07597 580740 or Debbie Johnston on 07966 526455.

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