Tuesday, December 29, 2009

REHAU Products Feature In Low Carbon House


REHAU was a key partner in the opening of the first affordable, low energy, low carbon house designed for the mass market. The house has been built at South Lanarkshire College and was officially opened by John Swinney, cabinet secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth in the Scottish parliament. Scottish Ministers hope that the house's micro-renewable and energy saving features will be used as a prototype for housing developers.

REHAU has supplied a complete range of sustainable products for the project including its Raugeo ground source energy probes, Awadukt Thermo ground air heat exchanger, underfloor heating, Everloc leak-free plumbing pipework system, Raurain rainwater harvesting system, Raupiano sound insulated waste pipe and energy efficient PVC-U windows and doors.

Martin Hitchin, chief executive of REHAU, commented: "The new house is one of the first buildings in Scotland to have achieved an A rated energy certificate yet it is at an affordable price which enables it to be rolled out by both private and social housing providers to meet the predicted demand.

"REHAU is one of the UK's leading providers of sustainable polymer products for the construction sector and in this application we have been able to demonstrate perfectly how our products can be used to meet both current and future building standards and requirements".

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