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All Glenview Homes Have

AN AVERAGE OF 88% 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 GLENVIEW HOME

89%

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

Environmental
Impact Rating

A92-100
B81-9189%
C69-80
D55-68
E39-54
F21-38
G1-20

Your home at Glenview will have the latest in energy efficient features

Solar Panels

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity for you to use in your new home.

In keeping with the forward-thinking, contemporary approach that defines this development, photo-voltaic (solar) panels will also be included on the roofs of all homes.

Each panel will be 900mm x 1600mm. In general, 3 bed semi-detached properties will have 2 panels and larger homes will have 6-8 panels — all placed based on the specific position of your home and with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 20%.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The solar PV panels on the roof absorb light and convert it into electricity. A device called an inverter, conditions the electricity so that it is suitable to use in the house.

When you use more electricity than the solar panels produce, solar energy is topped up with electricity from your supplier. If the panels are producing more than you need, the excess is exported to the grid for others to use.

Scotia Solar Diagram - Solar Panels - Inverter - National Grid

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SOLAR PANELS

These solar panels can hugely reduce your new home's reliance on the National Grid and save you money on bills each month. There are a few simple steps you can take, however, to make sure you're getting maximum value from this forward-thinking system.

  • Replace Inefficient Household Devices/Appliances — Electronic devices that consume a lot of power or sit on 'stand-by' on a continuous basis can quietly raise your monthly energy usage. Often, older electronics can be particularly susceptible to this — and there are now a number of 'energy efficient' household appliances that are smarter, greener alternatives.

  • Swap Old-Fashioned Lightbulbs for LEDs — Lighting is another significant cost factor in your monthly energy bill, and old style filament lightbulbs are much less efficient than modern LEDs — which use around one-tenth of the electricity.

  • Ditch 'Stand-By Mode' — Plenty of household devices have a constant stand-by mode option, and while it's tempting to keep them running for convenience sake, the cumulative energy expense across the home can be more than you think.

  • Run Large Appliances During the Day — Washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers and cookers are all high-consumption items, and where possible should utilised during the day — i.e. when the sun is shining on your solar panels. Many of these devices have a timed start function, allowing you to run them at times when you can offset their energy usage.

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.

Windows

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.

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