Choice Housing have a history of developing new homes to the highest energy standards, with Killynure Green (Phase 2) the latest ground breaking, ultra-energy efficient development designed to meet a much higher standard. The Killynure Green Scheme in Carryduff, which now houses 251 people in 63 homes, meets the highest standards in reduced carbon emissions and energy costs for residents in Northern Ireland.
The second phase, consisting of 24 homes follows Phase 1 which comprised of 39 dwellings with a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses designed to meet Level 5 of the UK Code for Sustainable Homes. Each home has an efficient building fabric and technologies installed to reduce the need for heating, with solar panels installed to reduce the electricity bills of the occupants.
Killynure Green in Carryduff was the first scheme in Northern Ireland to achieve the highest grading possible for sustainable homes – meeting strict targets for CO2 emissions, water usage, ecology and waste – and remains one of the largest of its kind in the UK. The homes have intentionally been designed so they are easy to live in, with no complex controls, which also helps to reduce the performance gap. The improved building fabric means homes are more efficient, and easier and more cost effective to heat.
Michael McDonnell, Group Chief Executive of Choice, said:
“Killynure Green is a unique development in Northern Ireland and has been designed to showcase how we can set and achieve the highest possible standards for customers whilst also ensuring the provision of a safe and secure living environment.
“With a continued commitment coming from the NI Executive to reduce our carbon footprint, it is vital that housing associations play their part and we hope that Killynure Green sets the standard for all future housing developments”.