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Greenbuild Awards

May 2013

We are proud to have won the highly commended award for the SHINE-ZC Project at the recent Greenbuild Awards.

Shine-ZC is a low carbon housing development that was built in a run down area of Derby. The development utalises our thermostore system installed under the houses themselves. Thermostore is essentially a thermostore filled with aggregate which is heated over the summer using roof mounted solar thermal panels.

Designed to minimise installation costs, the thermal store occupies the space between the foundations of each home. The ground between the footings was excavated and Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF) was used for the main structural walls. The zone beneath the ground floor slab, that was to form the thermal store, was super insulated to prevent any heat losses. Each heat store measures 6m by 4m, is 1m deep and is filled with aggregate from recycled concrete and brick from the previous structure that occupied the site. The recycled material was graded and the fines removed, with pieces 50mm diameter and larger used for the thermal store fill.

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