Graylingwell Development

CUSTOMER: GALLIFORD TRY RENEWABLES

PROJECT DETAILS: ENERGY CENTRE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

NIFES SERVICES: ENERGY STRATEGY CONCEPT, ENERGY CENTRE DESIGN AND DISTRICT HEATING DESIGN

BACKGROUND

Graylingwell Park is the UK’s largest, carbonneutral new homes development. Set in 90 acres of Listed parks and gardens, the project will ultimately provide at least 750 homes, plus extensive community facilities; more than half are built or under construction and NIFES continues to support the client. All dwellings are designed to at least Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

OUR APPROACH

NIFES conceived and developed a critically important energy strategy, then designed the Energy Centre and, working closely with the developer, designed and configured an extensive heating network to operate within a complex, multi-phased installation approach.

The Energy Centre was designed to incorporate two 500kWe CHP engines (Combined Heat & Power), plus high-efficiency, modular, gas-fired boilers with economisers, utilising thermal stores. In addition to the low-carbon Energy Centre, the development includes photovoltaic arrays, super-efficient buildings and around 40% of off-site renewable.

RESULTS

Graylingwell Park development’s environmental credentials were positively recognised at the 2010 House Builder Awards, where it won ‘Best Low or Carbon Zero Initiative’.

The development also scooped ‘Sustainable Larger Housing Project of the Year’ at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2010.

UK’s largest carbon neutral development
Won two major awards