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Green makeover at housing estate
A Jersey housing estate is to become more eco-friendly.

A refurbishment is bringing in new technology to make Le Squez estate in St Clement more carbon neutral.

Part of the estate has already been redeveloped and a remaining 155 households are being made more environmentally sustainable.

The houses will have systems for using rain water to flush toilets, low-energy lighting, solar panels and high standards of insulation.

Recyclable building materials, together with waste management and recycling schemes on the estate, will also be used.

Assistant Minister for Housing Jackie Hilton said the estate would become a "shining example of environmental sustainability".




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