We believe 21st Century developments should be sustainable. This means delivering a well-connected community that is adaptable, resilient and fit for future living.
We are looking to create something truly exemplary at Langarth which will help to deliver Cornwall Council’s exciting and ambitious climate change strategy by delivering net-zero carbon for buildings on the site.
All the buildings at the garden village will be built to a standard up to 20% higher than current building regulations, with a target of achieving Zero Carbon within 10 years.
Delivering low carbon homes
Heat pump technology and solar panels will be used to power and heat homes, offices and other buildings, with electric charging points provided in every house and higher levels of insulation. Together these measures will deliver low carbon homes with low running costs for residents.
We are also investigating the possibility of providing solar panels on car ports on the proposed park and ride extension, as well as on other buildings and offices across the site, and exploring the potential of district heating using geothermal energy as a renewable source of heat.
Pioneering new energy centre
In what is an exciting first for Cornwall, Langarth will have its own renewable power energy centre on the site.
The centre, which will be located next to the park and ride, will include a transformer compound to house the electricity substation and a bespoke battery storage area which will deliver low cost green power for residents and generate an income from the sale of surplus power back to the grid.
By ensuring a greater use of renewable energy created and used on site and increasing capacity to support the future use of electric vehicles, the energy centre will play a key role in helping Langarth, and the Council, to move away from carbon dependency.
A planning application for the new energy centre is due to be submitted in September.
Supporting green energy
We are very excited to be pioneering this project at Langarth. We will be creating a special display area with information boards and educational opportunities to help describe the role the energy centre plays and help people understand how future communities will be powered, as well as a viewing platform.
By providing the energy centre at the start of the development, it will help to support the creation of green energy on the site, making it easier to incorporate green energy into the new community as it grows.
Delivering our ambitious energy strategy will generate around 17,500 kilowatts of green energy at Langarth as well as helping us to achieve net zero carbon within 10 years. We are designing our new community to be sustainable with future proofing in mind. Why not tell us your smart ideas?