Committing to a greener future

Having a home that is good for the planet is more important than ever. All Oakfield homes, including our 71 affordable homes will have photovoltaic solar panels and air source heat pumps, instead of a traditional gas boiler, minimising CO2 emissions whilst generating clean energy on-site. Solar panels will bring carbon emissions and energy bills down and homes will be battery-ready so that residents can store the energy from their solar panels in the future if they wish. 

With the Government’s 2025 Future Homes Standard just a few years away, we wanted to get ahead of the game and start making a positive change for the planet now. Sara Bennison, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Nationwide Building Society, Oakfield’s project sponsor, shared that “Only 6% of new homes in the UK are built to an EPC-A rated standard. Creating homes today which aren’t fit for the future and will need to be retrofitted in a matter of years is simply not right”.

As well as providing sustainable energy, Oakfield has worked with the Active Building Centre to include other provisions to further its green credentials. Chargers for e-vehicles will be spread throughout the development and homes with garages will be wired ready to have e-vehicle chargers installed. Bike sheds will be equipped with chargers for e-bikes and water butts will be supplied to help households save rainwater and reduce the water bill for their household.