Nottingham City Homes 2050
Nottingham | Nottingham City Homes & Melius Homes | Ongoing
Ten hard-to-heat socially rented homes in Nottingham are the first in the UK to pioneer the ‘Energiesprong’ (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in the Netherlands. Recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) this comprehensive retrofit delivers ten super insulated, low maintenance near ‘net zero energy’ homes, creating desirable, warm and affordable homes for life, tackling both fuel poverty and climate change.
Prefabricated off-site, wall panels arrived in ‘full storey heights’ complete with ample insulation, double glazed windows and a durable board finish, ready to crane into place. Tenants were able to remain in residence throughout the retrofit, which was completed in one week.
A rollout programme is now underway to apply the same approach to a further 390 socially rented homes in Nottingham.
UK Housing Awards ‘Innovation of the Year’ 2018
Shift Awards ‘Sustainable Retrofit Project of the Year’ 2018
Shortlisted AJ Retrofit Awards 2018
Committee on Climate Change Progress Report 2018
Finalist Construction News Awards ‘Best Innovation’ 2019
Shortlisted Structural Timber Awards ‘Social Housing Project’ 2019
Shortlisted Structural Timber Awards ‘Low Energy Project’ 2019 The Sunday Times British Homes Awards ‘Housing Crisis Solution’ 2019
For more information download a project PDF here.
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