The result was a Smart Home, designed to provide maximum energy efficiency, utilising low carbon technologies. The project included a bore hole for potable water, ground source heat pump for pool and space heating, underfloor heating, air conditioning, full lighting controls system, motorised blinds, septic tank, a saltwater swimming pool and spa area.
ECS specified a common arrangement for the water bore hole and ground source heat pump bore holes to maximise savings on drilling. The user controls included a Trend BMS system that was linked to a KNX platform in most areas allowing common control units for lighting scene control, underfloor heating control and, where specified, motorised blinds.
|Project Overview||Construction of a new build private residence|
|Key Aspects||Design and installation of a therapeutic saltwater swimming pool with a ground source heat pump|
|Overall project value||£2,000,000|
The saltwater pool does not use traditional chlorination, thus reducing maintenance and water treatment. All foul water is taken to a septic tank and, from there, to a reed bed for natural discharge and treatment.
This project delivered an energy efficient, low maintenance and self-sufficient home to meet the client’s brief.