E.ON and Barratt partner on low carbon homes project

A former hospital and a new development in Croydon are two of the sites chosen for a low carbon homes project being developed by E.ON and Barratt Homes.

The developments will be fitted with centralised combined heat and power (CHP) units and biomass boilers to supply heat and hot water to residents.

The homes will see estimated carbon savings of almost 18,000 tonnes over the next ten years, using the community energy scheme.

The site at New South Quarter in Croydon, south London, is a development of 980 homes, and the redevelopment of the former St Andrews Hospital site in Newham will see a further 950 apartments and business units.

E.ON head of community energy, Jeremy Bungey, said: “Partnership working plays a key role in the success of large scale eco-developments such as this.

“Decentralised energy centres, which generate community based, low carbon energy from more sustainable sources, help customers to lower their energy bills by using energy more efficiently and lowering carbon emissions.”

Under an Energy Services Company (ESCo) agreement E.ON will manage and maintain the energy supply for each of the developments.

Alison Brown

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