Data shows the fully electric Town House is 50% more energy efficient than the average new build

Published: 24 March 2022

Peer reviewed data has been published showing strong energy performance of the Town House house type. The report found that the fully electric Town House, designed by Liverpool architects shedkm, is over 50% more energy efficient than an average new build – exceeding all carbon reduction targets.

Town House is one house type being delivered as part of the Peel L&P development at East Float, Wirral Waters, and is created using modern methods of construction (MMC).

Town House has been unveiled one of the most energy efficient homes on the market in the UK – with new, peer reviewed data, created in partnership with ARUP, showing the home is more than 50% more energy efficient than the average new build. Renowned TV architect George Clarke hails them as “a blueprint for a sustainable future”.

The report also found that Town House – a fully electric home – emits over 20% less carbon than the aspirational target for best practice, while assessments of the property’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) was found to be almost half of an average new build.

Created using sustainable timber, the construction process means that creating Town House emits over 70% less carbon than the average building, and over 50% less carbon than the best practice benchmark.

George Clarke, a renowned architect, writer, speaker and a well-known TV presenter on UK television invested in the House by Urban Splash business in 2019 and heralded the news saying: “We’ve collectively poured our passions into this business, an organisation which creates brilliantly designed homes, in new neighbourhoods across the country.

“Town House is a blueprint for a sustainable future, and this data is testament to the work that’s been done in raising the bar for energy ratings in modern homes; it’s our mission to keep improving this and giving customers more choices that will help them live well by design.”

The Town House prototype was first launched in the UK in 2016, at a development in Manchester. There, 43 of the Town House homes were installed, all of them having been created using MMC. Town House is powered exclusively by electricity with no gas requirements.


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