Delivering low-carbon homes in Cardiff

Delivering low-carbon homes in Cardiff
Home Insights Delivering low-carbon homes in Cardiff

Stuart Jones, Principal Design Manager at Wates, has been interviewed by Construction Manager about our ground breaking partnership with Cardiff Council and whether our site at Eastern High can demonstrate that low-carbon homes can be worth more than those with standard energy consumption.

The 214-property development, on the former site of Eastern High School off Newport Road in Cardiff, is part of the 1,500 homes that Wates is delivering for Cardiff Council, and the homes will be equipped with a raft of low-carbon technologies like ground source heat pumps, smart thermal storage, PV panels, batteries and electric vehicle (EV) charging.

This scheme will be important to show that we can realise enhanced sales values to pay for the cost of the uplift in energy performance, and as this article highlights, the cost of low-carbon technology is falling fast.”

Stuart Jones

Principal Design Manager at Wates