Dollar Sustainable Community Housing Project


Date: Mar 2018 – present
Location: Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Client: Private Sector
Stage: Pre-feasibility, Funding Acquisition, Feasibility

TRE were commissioned by Harviestoun Home Farm to evaluate the potential for a minewater geothermal system to supply heat and cooling to a prospective housing development of 33 houses with future scope for 200 houses. Other complementary renewable technologies were recommended for consideration as part of an integrated ‘smart’ balanced system including micro-hydro, solar PV, water source heat pumps and solar thermal.

TRE successfully applied for several sources of funding to complete an integrated energy network feasibility study and carry out a test drilling programme. A PhD student at the University of Glasgow has included project in their research, and drilling is planned to be carried out following granting of the planning permission in principle.