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Energy Generation

We power our homes without burning fossil fuels - instead, they produce their own clean energy from the sun. With powerful photovoltaic panels integrated into the roof, our homes can become truly self-sufficient.

We’re still prepared for any additional energy requirements, however: we’ve joined with a renewables-only provider, Ecotricity, to supply any extra electricity needed to all of our Zero Carbon Smart Homes.

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Iconic precision

The shape of our homes comes from angling the solar roof towards the sun for maximum energy generation

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Bills into mills

Ecotricity puts all of its profit into its Green Energy mission, building wind turbines to create more clean energy

Renewable Heat

Ground and air source heat pumps (GSHP / ASHP) quietly absorb ambient heat from the ground or outside air respectively and move it inside. Both are far more efficient than conventional gas boilers and do not consume any fossil fuels, benefitting the environment.

Additionally, a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) unit is cleverly integrated with either heat pump for an ample supply of preheated, fresh air. Quite simply, it’s one of the most efficient combinations in existence to heat your home.

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Clean conscience

By harnessing ambient energy from the air or ground, heat your home and hot water without burning CO₂

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Feel fresh

MVHRs take warmth from air being expelled and combines it with fresh air being brought in from outside

Thermal Efficiency

By putting thermal efficiency at the forefront of our designs, our homes require even less energy to be heated. Triple glazed Velfac windows and super-insulated walls and floors make for almost zero heat loss and noise pollution.

We’ve put the open-plan living areas on the top floors for maximum energy efficiency, heating the structure of the building rather than just the air in order to keep the warmth in. Plus, our homes use zonal heating systems, so you can use as little power as possible to heat only the rooms you need.

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Stay grounded

Our sustainably sourced floor materials retain heat 10 times as long as normal flooring

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Structural heating

Our homes use underfloor heating for ultimate thermal efficiency

Energy Management

See exactly how much energy your solar roof is generating and how much energy your home is using via our integrated smartphone app, Vesta. Vesta gives you live readings of all your electricity usage and tracks your solar energy generation.

Turn on your electric vehicle charging point so you can power your car (using the renewable energy you created) or discover the best time to use your energy by monitoring when your output is highest, all with Vesta’s help.

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Complete control

Vesta puts you in control of your energy creation and usage

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Optimise your output

Monitor your energy and find out when is best for you to use it

Excess Energy

When you’re producing more electricity than you know what to do with, your home has two options: firstly, feed the excess back into the national grid for a profit. Vesta doesn’t just help you manage your energy efficiently; it also tells you how much electricity you are exporting and, in turn, estimates what you are earning from it.

Secondly, your home can automatically turn the excess energy into battery storage, distributing it when you need it most - never before has home energy storage been so safe and simple.

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Save and earn

Take advantage of incentives and earn money from the sun itself

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A constant supply

With your own battery storage, power cuts become a thing of the past

Why not take a look at our latest Zero Carbon Smart Homes to see the result of these pioneering technologies?