Auxilium Engineering Services have been engaged as building services engineering design consultants for a pioneering project located in Neath, South Wales.
Working in partnership with SPECIFIC (Swansea University), Neath Port Talbot Council and Pobl to scale up SPECIFIC’s Buildings as Power station vision. It is using a project in Neath to “pilot” its first multi dwelling demonstrator to assess the impact and scale of the opportunity for its future housing programme. Perceived benefits include:
- Improving standards for affordable homes and performance specifications by integrating systems and technologies to deliver a new asset class of energy at close to market rates
- Generate evidence to eliminate fuel poverty by creating buildings that offer significantly lower energy bills whilst creating warm, healthier homes (“no fuel cost = no fuel poverty”) whilst decarbonising heat
- Create an evidence base to “de-stress” and the balance the local grid, with aggregation for national impact and cost reduction; providing a renewable tangible energy offering and income stream for landlords whilst protecting the consumer from rising fuel bills
- Decarbonisation of heat by elimination of fossil fuels for space heating for buildings