A team of energy-efficiency specialists has been recruited to ensure new homes built in Whitehill & Bordon meet the highest standards.
The National Energy Foundation (NEF), commissioned by East Hampshire District Council, is working with Radian and its building contractors Drew Smith on new homes under construction in Quebec Park.
New homes typically use at least twice as much energy as predicted. But the newly-built homes on Quebec Park have received five stages of expert, impartial review and assessment by NEF under the Assured Performance Process, which range from planning and design through to construction and completion. This means the new homes should deliver the energy and carbon performance they are designed to achieve.
Cllr Adam Carew, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:
“Everything we do in Whitehill & Bordon is underpinned by a clear focus on quality and environmental performance.
“With the abolition of the Government’s Code Levels for sustainable homes, the Council needs to ensure maximum energy efficiency is achieved in Whitehill and Bordon. EHDC environmental team are working with NEF and the developer to ensure just that.
“The Assured Performance Process these homes have been through will ensure they are energy-efficient, keep heat in the home and keep energy bills low.”