CityWest Homes sustainable heating project shortlisted for national award

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Pictured: Eastlake and Tadema House

A CityWest Homes heating scheme has been shortlisted for a national award.

The project, which involved replacing the communal heating and domestic water systems at Eastlake and Tadema House, has been shortlisted for District Heating Project of the Year at the Heating and Ventilation News awards, placing it as one of the top 5 schemes in the country.

Delivered in partnership with heating contractors Watret, CityWest Homes replaced a 40 year old district heating system to provide heating and hot water to 108 homes across the two blocks in Marylebone.

The scheme has  helped to reduce energy usage across the estate by 35% and deliver financial savings to residents.

As well as financial benefits, the new system has also helped to reduce Westminster’s carbon footprint by cutting Co2 emissions by an estimated 235,000 kg – an amount that would require planting over 8,000 trees to offset.

Head of mechanical and electrical John Hayden said: “This new system is a complete modernisation of what was previously in place. As a result, residents now have much more autonomy when it comes to their heating and hot water.

“They now have individual time and temperature controls and receive individual bills, allowing them to regulate their own usage, save energy and money. To be shortlisted for this national award pays testament to the innovative approach our teams took and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the top prize.”

Winners of the Heating and Ventilation News awards will be announced on 19 April.