The Future Homes Standard, which comes into force in 2025, will prohibit new build homes from being connected to the gas grid. Air Source Heat Pumps – a low-carbon technology – are expected to meet the majority of domestic heating demand once gas is no longer an option.
But one major housebuilder that it will not wait for 2025. From this month, homes on all of Redrow’s upcoming developments will be heating using Air Source Heat Pumps – An industry first!
Leading the Way!
Redrow said that it has seen increased demand for energy-efficient features in recent years, citing new research that indicates living in an energy efficient home, is more important now than a year ago for almost three-quarters (74%) of UK Adults.
Matthew Pratt, Redrow’s CEO, said: ” We will shortly go above and beyond the regulatory requirements, future proofing our homes and helping our customers lower their energy usage. We know how important energy efficiency is to our customers, and we are proud to be investing in newer, greener technology and leading the way by offering these energy efficient features. This will provide the opportunity for our customers to reduce their costs and carbon footprint simultaneously”.
Heat Pumps for All
New Builds are not the only properties getting a green makeover – by 2033 the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has recommended that all new heating installations should be low carbon.
Heat Pumps are extremely energy efficient and take advantage of widespread growth in renewable electricity generation. They work well in a broad range of different housing types – from flats to semis and mid-terraces to early 20th Century detached homes.
By 2050, Heat Pumps will be the dominant heating sources, installed in around 19 million homes and as part of heat networks, which are expected to meet 18% of heating demand.
Get 70% off heat pump training
Are you a Gas or Heating Engineer looking to expand your skill set and future-proof your career?
Did you know you could get up to 70% off your training costs paid for you?
The HITSs Scheme provides funding for heat pump qualifications, associated short courses and manufacturers training, including:
- Energy Efficiency (Part L)
- Water Regulations (WRAS)
- Unvented Heating & Hot Water Systems (G3)
- Safe Isolation
- Low Temperature Heating & Water Systems
- MCS Made Easy
Vouchers are limited so do not delay your application! All training must be completed by 31st March 2023