THE Yorkshire division of national homebuilder has partnered with Google to deliver energy-saving technology as standard in every new home it builds in Skipton.

The collaboration supports the homebuilder’s ‘Better with Bellway’ sustainability strategy and will see Google Nest thermostats installed as standard in every home Bellway started building in Skipton after June 5 this year.

The technology will deliver up to a 16 per cent on annual energy bills for buyers, while also reducing carbon impact. Google’s learning thermostats have been trialled at a selection of Bellway developments ahead of the Yorkshire rollout, which coincides with the introduction of Part L 2021 building regulations.

Melanie Smith, Bellway Yorkshire’s sales director, said: “We’re not just here to build homes, we’re committed to delivering industry-leading innovations to create more sustainable working practices. This partnership with Google really will deliver energy savings for our customers and help to reduce the carbon impact of every home we build.”

As part of its Better with Bellway sustainability strategy, the company has set ambitious carbon-reduction targets that cover every aspect of its business; all of which are endorsed by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Melanie added: “The Google partnership may well seem like a very simple step, but enabling our buyers to better manage their energy consumption in their new homes will contribute to reducing Scope 3 embodied carbon emissions."

Travis Perkins branches from across the UK will supply Google Nest thermostats to Bellway as part of its long-standing relationship between the two companies.

Neil Henderson, sales director at Travis Perkins, said: “We’re committed to helping our customers create better homes for the future and leading on the net zero agenda, so are delighted to have facilitated this partnership between Google and Bellway – especially when it empowers new home owners to make more informed choices about controlling and regulating their home heating and thereby cutting down on energy usage.”

As part of its sustainability drive, Bellway has invested heavily in a series of Future Homes pilot schemes to trial new carbon-reducing innovations. This includes The Future Home at Energy House 2.0, a research project in conjunction with The University of Salford.

Being built on a 16.5-acre site off Skipton’s Carleton Road, Clifford Gardens features a mix of different home types and sizes, including two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

Prices currently range from £279,995 for a three-bed semi-detached 'Bempton' to £544,995 for four-bed detached 'Hambleton'.

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