Published: 7th Jan 2020

Parc Hadau in south Wales, which will be one of the ‘world’s first’ net-zero neighbourhoods, has been granted planning permission from Neath Port Talbot Council. It will be the first scheme in the country to meet the UK Green Building Council’s definition of net-zero carbon, by tracking real-time ‘in-use’ carbon emissions when the homes are running. The £8m development from Sero Homes will include 35 homes and they claim that residents will have no energy bills if they are within certain levels of usage. The new homes will use a low energy building design to reduce the energy demands of the homes and their residents. This will be combined with a mix of renewable energy technologies, including thermal and electrical storage, significant on-site solar panels and ground source heat pumps, together with ventilation systems that keep the warmth inside whilst ensuring fresh, filtered air. Intelligent controls by sister company Sero Energy … (To read the full article, subscribe below)