Hanson Formpave has launched Aquaflow Thermapave, an industry first that integrates its patented permeable paving with ground source heat pump technology

The combination results in an energy efficient system for harvesting rainwater and managing floodwater, while using the earth’s heat to provide a sustainable heat and cooling solution for the interior of the building.

Annual fuel bills can be reduced by up to 70%, and CO2 emissions by 150%. The water stored underground can also be re-used for toilet flushing, car washing or irrigation.