Community heating scheme meets targets

A brand-new residential development in Manchester is meeting environmental planning requirements thanks to an Ecodan system providing community heating to 105 new homes.

The Aaben, a modern development in Hulme, is a mixture of apartments and town houses. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the homes include a range of features that will benefit the environment and reduce residents’ energy bills.

The original design was based on a ground source heat pump, but the costs proved prohibitive for the required budget, so design consultant Engineering Design Partnership was tasked with value engineering the scheme.

Installation company Proline was brought on board to install eight CAHV-P500YA Ecodan systems on the main roof of the development. These provide hot water to a heat interface unit located within each dwelling, providing hot water and heating for the occupants.