Merging Community and Sustainability at Gwynfaen Farm in Swansea, Wales
Similar to any trailblazing development, Gwynfaen is a melting pot of new ideas and concepts. Integration of modern technology such as battery storage, electric heat pumps, and photovoltaic generation needed to be seamlessly integrated into the homes while keeping them future-proofed and user-friendly. We also needed to find a harmony between fulfilling the client’s sustainability aspirations and avoiding maintenance and operational challenges.
We hand-selected the technologies that best suited the development and its desire to have high levels of thermal efficiency. To give our client confidence in the solutions, we projected the annual and monthly energy costs that residents could incur, along with outlining maintenance costs, time periods, and operational life data.
The 144 homes in the ground-breaking Gwynfaen Farm housing development will eventually become net positive.