Homeowners told to expect 60% savings
Christopher Carvill (Managing
Director, The Carvill Group) with Mayor of
Lisburn Mir Ronnie Crawford and Howard Roche
NORTHERN Ireland's first EcoVillage in
Lisburn has been switched on.
The Carvill Group, who have been pioneers of
sustainable living, have turned on their innovative biomass
district heating system at the Woodbrook development.
When completed 1000 homeowners will save
approximately 60% on fuel costs through the installation of A
biomass heating system, the first of which was officially
switched on last Friday and the environment will also benefit
with a targeted 75% reduction in Carbon emissions.
Christopher Carvill , Managing Director,
Carvill Group said: "We are really proud of this development and
the standard of homes and life we are offering buyers.
"This heating system together with the eco
homes credentials will make the Woodbrook homes the some of the
most cost effective new homes to run in Northern Ireland. In
this time of soaring fuel prices we feel it is not enough to just sell people homes, we want to ensure
quality of life and sustainable living for all who choose to
live here, at affordable prices. "We are currently monitoring
heating use in the homes at Woodbrook and expect significant
savings for everyone."
The £2.7m investment in the first energy centre
and infrastructure will allow the heating system to provide both
hot water and central heating and will be fuelled by willow wood
chips, grown in Counties Down and Armagh by Green Energy
In recent years the Carvill Group have
travelled through-out Europe to find best practice in design and
supply as well as undertaking an extensive research and
development programme to ensure a tried and tested solution was
provided. Danish expertise have now been brought in to install
and manage the heating system.
Homeowners will be issued with a 'pay as you
go' fuel card giving them the convenience of not having to order
oil as well as the added advantage of no maintenance costs as
individual house will not have boilers to be serviced.