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Eton Thameside Development Dramatically Reduces Heat Costs

1 Aug 2014

Bewley Homes’ luxury development on the site of the famous Rafts Boathouse at Eton adjoining the River Thames will be heated by an innovative system that makes use of heat stored naturally underground. 

Each of the 13 apartments / houses being built by Bewley Homes on the site once owned by the world famous public school, Eton College, will have their heating supplied by a ground source heat pump system that will save 19 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.  The £500,000 system is being installed and will be monitored by G1 Energy, the UK market leader in the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems.

By exploiting the heat stored naturally underground, ground source heat pump systems both save energy bills and reduce carbon footprints. On average they are four times more efficient than a conventional central heating system.  These are fantastic savings and the shrinking of the carbon footprint is impressive.  The system is being used in schools, universities, hospitals, police headquarters etc.

Andrew Brooks, MD of Bewley Homes, said “As a company we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and by installing a ground source heat pump system we dramatically reduce the running costs of the heating but also make substantial savings in a carbon footprint”.  Eton Riverside adjoins the River Thames in the heart of Eton with uninterrupted views of Windsor Castle.  Andrew Brooks said “With such a location, we at Bewley have created an outstanding development with cutting edge technology of a traditional appearance.