Eco homes developer Etopia and Samsung have formed a strategic partnership that will see the two companies collaborate to create the homes of the future
Etopia will assist Samsung in assessing and testing Samsung technology in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) houses.
Etopia will install Samsung’s appliances and heat pumps in its developments.
The aim of the partnership is to set a benchmark for the integration of technology into the built environment.
As such, Etopia is unique in the way that it approaches development, categorising itself as an Ecitech company — energy, construction and intelligent technologies. It combines technologies to apply to any kind of building including schools, homes and commercial properties, and its construction system is capable of producing buildings that create more energy than they need.
Its pilot scheme of eco homes at The Avenue in Priors Hall Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, have broken the mould, achieving an average 103/100 EPC rating (beyond an A) in testing.
Etopia’s build system can also be scaled easily around the world, with local teams of workers able to be trained to erect its buildings quickly and safely. The company has already deployed an energy positive, shanty replacement eco home in Namibia, Africa, to demonstrate its versatility in solving housing issues worldwide.
‘Build a better future’
Francis Chun, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, said: “At Samsung, we believe that innovation is only truly meaningful if it enables people to make progress in their lives.
“Across everything we do, our efforts aim to be in harmony with our planet, and this partnership sets out to do exactly that.
“We are proud to be taking a step into this field and are delighted to be working with Etopia to help build a better future.”
Joseph Daniels, CEO of eco developer Etopia, added: “Etopia are at the forefront of tackling climate change by providing housing that is either zero carbon or actually creates more energy than it uses.
“Our partnership with Samsung shows that big business is taking the climate crisis seriously and we are delighted to partner with one of the world’s leading technology companies.”