Project 1: Kirklees Council and university of Bradford – Dewsbury neighbourhoods
Heating and cooling houses by using local storm water drainage systems. This research project, between Kirklees Council and the university of Bradford aims to investigate the feasibility of improving energy recovery for this purpose.
The Environment Unit within Kirklees Council has committed funding for the installation of five storm water cooling systems in new build properties in Dewsbury. These units will be purchased by Yorkshire Housing Association for affordable rent purposes using Gap funding from the Council’s Dewsbury Neighbourhoods Project.
- The installation of five storm water cooling systems in new build properties in the Leeds City Region recognized Dewsbury Urban Ecosettlement Area. For more information, click here.
- To develop a report reviewing the five cooling systems to find out which system is the most efficient.
- This report will also help in addressing the impact of emerging legislation on flooding and water management on new housing developments.
- The findings of the INNERS project will be made available as a case study via the Kirklees Council website. The case study will act as the source for information concerning new innovative technologies for the (house) building industry in UK.