Edinburgh developer outlines green credentials

AN Edinburgh-based property developer has brought forward a housing scheme tipped to become a ‘green technology’ leader.

Teague Homes ((UK) Limited hopes to deliver 96 homes on Salamander Place, phase 6 of the company’s Ropeworks scheme, totalling 667 homes.

The company said its Buildings Energy Strategy Is aiming for a net zero carbon development. Heating and domestic hot water will be provided by air source heat pumps, where heat is extracted directly from the outside air and transferred to water and air inside the building.

Various renewable technologies will also be integrated into the proposed development’s design and roof-mounted solar panels will generate electricity. Advanced building design, incorporating insulation and ‘superior’ air tightness, will also play a role, while material selection will include the use of cross laminated timber.

Electric charging points will be available and bike storage requirements have also been increased from previous proposals.

Daryl Teague from Teague Homes said, “Through delivering a net zero carbon development using low and zero carbon technologies, this development, if approved, will not only assist in tackling climate change, but also minimise living costs. The integration of various renewable technologies into the proposed development’s design will make this development a green technology leader, removing the requirement for fossil fuels and supporting City of Edinburgh Council achieving next zero carbon by 2030.”