Greendykes Phase G, Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Greendykes Phase G consists of 75 units of housing for social and mid-market rent constructed upon on a brownfield site in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh. This phase delivers a diverse mix to suit a wide demographic and includes 13 houses, 6 maisonettes and 54, 1 and 2-bedroom flats. Every property is designed to Housing for Varying Needs standards and achieves Silver Active Level as stipulated in the Building Regulations.

Greendykes Phase G is highly energy efficient thanks to the use of ‘iQ’ Timber System – delivering enhanced levels of airtightness and, thus, reducing energy reliance, and a district heating network. This network allows for aggregate energy use for the development which is powered by an on-site CHP unit that could also support the energy infrastructure for further new build developments in the area should it be required.

The heating and hot water for the Greendykes development is provided by means of a 15kWe CHP unit in conjunction with a thermal store as the lead heat source. The CHP has been sized to provide circa 50% of the development’s electricity consumption and 40% of the space heating and hot water requirement delivering a significant reduction in carbon emissions for the development.

A full energy monitoring system was also included within the scope of the project to provide real time energy consumption for tenants as well as the City of Edinburgh Council.

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The City of Edinburgh Council
Anderson Bell Christie
£9 million
Mechanical and Electrical Services Design