South East Faversham aims to deliver high quality, sustainable homes, that cost very little to live in and produce no emissions, whilst promoting health and wellbeing for both building occupants and the wider community.
Working with local SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) housebuilders we will design homes that are both nature friendly (integrated bird boxes and bee bricks) and built to the highest environmental standards. For example all homes will meet or surpass both the RIBA and LETI 2030 standards of low carbon construction from day one, using local materials wherever practicable. This sets ambitious targets for all building types in order to help the UK to achieve the its 2050 Net Zero target.
The highly energy efficient buildings will be powered by renewable energy (solar PV with heat pumps), with communal battery storage solutions to limit energy use and occupational costs.
A Smart Grid is a network of private cables that allows all points of generation, storage, and consumption to be connected and controlled centrally through smart software to ensure that the Site operates as efficiently as possible. The Smart Grid is connected to the public network which allows electricity to be purchased when the Smart Grid is unable to meet all of the demand. Residents will see significant cost savings through purchasing from the Smart Grid compared to traditional utility providers, however, they have the choice to opt-out if they so choose.