A new £5 million social housing development in Pontefract is to benefit from renewable energy technologies, including the installation of ground source heat pumps.
Built on a brownfield site by one of the country’s largest social housing providers Yorkshire Housing, energy efficiency is a high priority for the new build homes. Each of the development’s 49 properties have been assessed for their energy needs and will feature sustainable technologies to help reduce tenants’ energy bills and the impact on the environment .
Two semi-detached properties at Upton near Pontefract will be fitted with Danfoss ground source heat pumps, supplying a ground floor underfloor heating system as well as providing a constant supply of domestic hot water.
“An increasing number of social housing providers are investing in heat pumps both to reduce carbon emissions and to provide their tenants with a means of low cost heating,” said Danfoss Heat Pumps UK director Chris Dale.
Based in Sheffield, Danfoss have over 13 years of experience in the heat pump market. They recently completed a similar project in Rotherham which led them to be recommend for the Pontefract development.
According to Ged Walsh, the Business and Development Director at Yorkshire Housing, the social housing provider prides itself on delivering environmentally-friendly homes that feature.
“We are always looking for reliable and sustainable products in the market that will have a real cost benefit for our tenants and improve the efficiencies of our homes,” he added.