The Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Lesley Robson, officially launched the Tithe Barn development in Monkerton, Exeter at a celebratory event that brought the local community together.
She said: “I was delighted to launch the two show homes and was fascinated to hear all about the energy efficient features. Having studied Physics at university, I loved hearing all about how the district heating network operates and how it will benefit the residents at Tithe Barn. The new homes are really taking shape and I look forward to seeing how the development progresses.”
The properties are being built to level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which will reduce energy usage and have a positive impact on utility bills for all residents. Behind this is a state-of-the-art district heating network which includes remote metering technology so homeowners can keep track of how much energy they’re using.
Across the entire development, it is estimated that this new system will provide 7,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide savings per year – or the equivalent of removing 2,500 cars from the road.
All waste plasterboard is recycled and used in the manufacture of new plasterboard products.
Linden Homes has won awards for Best Sustainable Developer four years in a row.