Services: Energy Services > Renewable technologies
Markets: Social housing
Date: 12/07/2013

Brent Housing Partnership

Over a three-month period Lakehouse and Brent Housing Partnership ('BHP') ‘breathed new life into Brent’ through the regeneration of a large section of the Brentfield housing estate adjacent to the very busy North Circular Road.

The primary objective of the project was to significantly improve the overall standard of each of the 114 properties and to reduce their energy consumption, whereby ensuring better living conditions for residents.

Throughout planning stage, BHP placed huge emphasis on the environmental aspects of the scheme, specifying Redland 49 tiles and Solar Century's photovoltaic modules to achieve their eco targets. With our experience of delivering environmentally-friendly roofing projects, Lakehouse advised the client of an alternative pitched roofing system that would be more effective. Marley Eternit’s EcoLogic tiles remove the equivalent volume of nitrogen dioxide pollutants that an average car produces in driving 100,000 miles. BHP recognised the benefits and embraced the alternative system.

We were certain that the best result would be achieved through a combination of Marley Eternit’s EcoLogic roof tiles (50% recycled content) and Solarcentury’s C21e solar electric (PV) roof tiles, in what is believed to be a unique combination of roofing materials that Lakehouse refers to as its ‘Smart Roof System’.

The ‘Smart Roof System’ achieves not one but three environmentally-friendly benefits simultaneously: the removal of nitrogen oxide ('NOx') pollutants from the atmosphere via the titanium dioxide-coated concrete EcoLogic roof tiles (one average roof is anticipated to remove the equivalent of 100,000 miles worth of NOx from the atmosphere during its lifetime); the utilisation of recycled content in the concrete EcoLogic roof tiles; and the provision of clean, free electricity via the C21e solar electric (PV) roof tiles – an amount equivalent to around a third of each household’s annual electricity consumption.

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