BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Design, innovation and sustainability are at the forefront of our approach. We work with the best and most forward thinking architects and designers to ensure everything we build from our new homes and work places, to our leisure and retails spaces and the public realm surrounding them, are all
anchored by sustainable design.
We constantly review and challenge our practices to make sure we make the most of the exciting and innovative technologies that are advancing at pace to make our homes, commercial space and communities as energy efficient and kind to the environment as possible.
We create jobs and apprenticeships locally and use local supply chains wherever we can.
SMARTER LIVING THROUGH INNOVATION
Energy saving features that look after the environment and save you money are at the core of every home we build. Smart heating and ventilation technology using air source heat pumps ensures a comfortable temperature is maintained inside your home while consuming significantly less power than a traditional heating system.
Powered by 80% renewable energy from the air and 20% by electricity, this system utilises the most energy efficient refrigerant, lowering overall environmental impact. The system utilises a mobile app, allowing you full control over the environment in your home whether you are out at the supermarket, on your way to the airport or relaxing in the garden.
To further cut your expenditure and carbon footprint, inverter technology is utilised in each home along with intelligent sensors, maintaining the perfect living environment and cutting your heating bills by up to 30%.
SUSTAINABILITY AS STANDARD
• Renewable energy sources
• Low energy consumption
• Lower carbon emissions
• Heating and hot water are provided by Air Source Heat Pumps which reduce energy consumption and bills
• A Heat Recovery Ventilation (MVHR) system provides clean, filtered fresh air throughout the houses, reducing energy waste and costs
• The high performance insulation levels and window system reduces heat loss and provides excellent acoustic insulation
• Each home is ready wired for superfast fibre broadband
• Electric car charging points
• Bike storage
• Recycling hub
• Tech-based smart apps
• Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
To ensure home owners unlock the full potential of their new low energy, high specification homes, Step Places will arrange a full face-to-face run through on how all the systems work.