Citu unveals refurbished 1930s block with open-loop borehole and ground source heat pump

This weekend saw the opening of the Greenhouse, a development of low energy homes and offices in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Developed by Citu, and shortlisted in the Sustainability Awards in the refurbishment category, it comprises of a part refurbishment of a six-storey 1930s worker’s lodge and part new-build.

Low energy technologies incorporated into the design include an open-loop borehole and ground source heat pump system providing space heating and cooling to the building, 212m2 of solar thermal panels to pre-heat the district hot water system and two roof-top wind turbines which are claimed to generate between 17,000kWh/y and 24,000kWh/yr of electricity for communal lights and lifts.

Click on the link for the full 2010 Sustainability Awards shortlist.