Energiesprong UK has 17 founding partners; frontrunners in the field of sustainability and innovation from the social housing sector as well as construction companies that share the vision of working together towards more comfortable, better looking, affordable and sustainable housing. In addition, it has a range of supporting partners that are relevant stakeholders in the transformation Energiesprong UK is aiming to achieve.
See all partners at the website of Energiesprong UK
Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) managing and maintaining Nottingham City Council’s (NCC) council housing stock, chose ten houses in the UK to transform to the Energiesprong standard. The houses are part of a larger renovation project with low energy standards. These ten houses will be called ‘2050 Homes’ and will have the highest energy standard. The name refers to the ambition that in 2050 all buildings in the UK are low to zero carbon buildings. The ten house pilot project is now in contract with Melius Homes and works have begun on-site. Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer. If all goes well and financing is possible, which depends on funding, another 200 to 300 houses of the same type will be renovated.
Hot on the heels of Nottingham City Homes, two other housing associations are also leading the way with pioneering Energiesprong retrofits – Clarion Housing Group and Moat Homes have each selected a set of properties located in London and Essex respectively.
Clarion has now identified ten properties, five of them in Borehamwood and the other five in Bromley, that are suitable for net zero energy refurbishments. Clarion and Moat have made an effort to liaise with their residents early in the process and have received very positive feedback with all residents agreeing to the project.
Moat has initially chosen 10 properties with a history of poor energy performance and particularly exposed front façades which result in cold drafts during the winter months. Moat has been working hard to make sure their residents are engaged in the project and they are extremely excited about the Energiesprong retrofit works.
Both associations have begun the process of procuring a suitable contractor and the successful organisations should be selected before the end of October 2017.
Energiesprong UK has received support from:
- Innovationprogramme Horizon2020/Transition Zero
- Interreg North-West Europe / E=0
- Founding partners; housing associations and solution providers
Sally Hancox is leading the team to develop the Energiesprong model in the UK.
For the rest of the team see: http://www.energiesprong.uk/who-we-are/
Possible houses for retrofitting in Maldon, Essex. Property of housing association Moat.