Sustainability

At HebHomes we believe in delivering energy efficient and environmentally sustainable design.  By integrating building technologies and taking an holistic approach to the design process, we can maximise the life cycle of materials, giving our clients the best return on their investment. We design under 5 main principles:

 

  1. High quality, fabric first, thermal performance.
  2. Robust & efficient heating & hot water systems, renewable & low carbon with smart control systems & emitters.
  3. Balanced ventilation design and systems to retain the heat - get it airtight.
  4. Accredited microgeneration systems added where possible to generate your own electricity.
  5. Create minimum impact on the environment with each project but also give projections on economic modelling to allow our clients to make cost effective decisions.

Construction and the built environment accounts for about 50% of all waste in Scotland. As homes are such a major use of resources, we believe it is vital we design for the future with minimum impact on the environment and future generations.  Products within our standard specification are chosen carefully to make sure we have the best possible material selection and components for longer lifecycles.  This means the building will last longer with a smaller carbon footprint during building construction, as well as in use once complete.  We always encourage locally sourced materials and services as part of our supply chain wherever possible and choose partners that have a “Circular Economy” sustainable approach to their business.

 

Our main renewables partner at Locogen Energy Services Ltd. will carry out an options appraisal for you on heating, ventilation and renewables as part of our planning and warrant service,  presenting you with recommendations and budget costings, independent of any manufacturer.  Often people will choose suppliers and systems that are tried and tested with our HebHomes contractors, ensuring best-outcomes for perfomance and reliability.  See Technical Information for the summary of the energy design approach we take.