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Comprising 444 homes located along the waterfront of the Firth of Forth, Western Villages forms part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s £1.3 billion Granton Waterfront Regeneration which will see 3,500 net zero homes, as well as Europe’s largest public park and a wide range of new, mixed-use projects, delivered over the next 10 years as the city transitions to become net zero by 2030.
Working in partnership with Hawthorne Boyle on behalf of the main contractor CCG (Scotland), Arc-Tech is responsible for the installation of a central district heating network as well as renewable energy systems that will contribute to the new development’s net zero carbon target.
Operating similarly to a conventional district heating system, a bespoke-designed energy centre will be constructed within the development’s masterplan. It will contain a series of Air Source and Water Source heat pumps that combine to heat water up to 65C before being distributed via an insulated pipe network that connects to a Heat Interface Unit (HIU) in each plot that feeds all radiators and instantaneous sources of hot water.