The Government’s targets are for 10% of the energy provision to be from renewable sources, increasing to 20% by 2020,

-  we are already at the 2020 target

 
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps – since August 2012, all our homes have ground source heat pumps as standard, providing renewable heat energy to the home’s under floor heating system, this provides care home operators with great savings on their energy bills
  • Solar Thermal Panels – since November 2011, all our homes have solar thermal panels as standard, these provide pre-heating to the home’s hot water
  • Energy Efficient LED Lighting System – our latest improvement is the installation of LED lighting throughout the home, the energy requirement for these is half the requirement for our traditional lighting system.  There are also benefits in reduced maintenance costs and eligibility for claiming the enhanced capital allowance on the investment in energy saving equipment