With the ambition of “Aiming to be the best housing association in Scotland”, the Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have set themselves many key goals to improve the life of their tenants by delivering the best housing stock they can. As part of this ambition, they are currently working closely with Scottish Gas to install new renewable energy heating installations and ensure there is sufficient insulation in 1,649 of their properties under this Energy Efficient contract that will last for 3 years.
As some of the houses are ‘non-gas’ houses, an electric wet system has been developed for these properties. With the major emphasis on energy efficiency, it is little wonder that at the heart of these systems delivering the hot water to where it is required is a Grundfos ALPHA2. These variable speed pumps are up to 80% more efficient than their fixed speed counterparts and are specifically designed for circulating liquids in heating systems. The Grundfos ALPHA2 also meets the stringent energy requirements that the new EuP legislation that comes into force in January 2013 – which makes them way ahead of their time.
Maintaining ambient heating levels while, at the same time, ensuring that energy consumption is as low as possible is a difficult objective to achieve. However, working with a forward thinking housing partnership and industry experts such as Scottish Gas and Grundfos Pumps, will ensure that every aspect of the solution is thought through in order to deliver the best solution for the tenants.