ENGIE has been appointed by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) to design, build and deliver a programme, which will transform existing properties across London into low maintenance, net-zero carbon homes
ENGIE will utilise its recently launched whole house retrofit model ‘ENGIE Zero‘ to deliver a pilot project to an initial eight homes in one of the first schemes of its type within the London boundary, which is part of Mayor of London’s Energy Leap Initiative.
ENGIE Zero offers a one-stop-shop for local authorities, housing associations and registered providers to decentralise, digitalise and decarbonise homes in a way that is derived from the Energiesprong performance standard.
Energy efficiency measures delivered by ENGIE for SHP will include an airtight wrap to the eight selected properties, as well as installing a pre-fabricated super-insulated facade and roof system with integrated solar PV panels to generate electricity at the point of use.
New high-performance windows and doors will replace older models and air source heat pumps will also introduce renewable heating.
These works coupled with a real-time monitoring and maintenance programme will ensure occupant satisfaction and building energy performance.
The initial eight pilot units have the potential to pave the way for zero energy retrofitting at scale, radically changing the approach to energy efficiency and helping eradicate fuel poverty.
Planning approval has been granted and ENGIE will deliver the initial construction works over the coming months.
Helping Sutton meet its aim of becoming carbon-neutral
James Cook, divisional director for ENGIE UK & Ireland, said: “Our principal goal as an organisation, is to support our partners across both the public and private sector to meet their net-zero ambitions and offer viable solutions which will support them in achieving this.
“This is why we brought the ENGIE Zero offer to market. We have utilised the Energiesprong model for other clients in the UK and delivered some of the country’s first zero-carbon homes.
“We look forward to putting our expertise into practice for SHP; granting residents with warmer, healthier and more affordable homes and aiding the journey to net-zero carbon one home at a time.”
Jayne McCoy, deputy leader and chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee, Sutton Council, said: “We are delighted to be at the forefront of an ambitious response to the climate emergency.
“Retrofitting these homes will enable residents to live comfortably and low-carbon while helping Sutton meet its aim of becoming carbon-neutral.
“Being part of this scheme will support our Ambitious for Sutton programme to encourage sustainable living and improve the physical environment of our residents.”