To achieve this, Energiesprong UK will establish an independent market development team, which will drive change across the sectors and their supply chains. This team will work to: alleviate regulatory and planning barriers; create the necessary financing conditions; generate demand for (not yet existing) net-zero refurbishments; and mobilise the construction sector to move towards a completely new system of working.
Energiesprong UK aims to transform the refurbishment market through industry-led innovation by:
- Aggregating demand through large housing providers to provide confidence in the ability to deal with high volumes, while satisfying that demand in order to demonstrate the opportunity for industry to innovate.
- Coordinating those involved in the supply chain to jointly develop and improve the necessary market conditions (including regulation, planning and financing) for net-zero energy refurbishments to be delivered in a commercially viable way and at scale in the UK market.
- Mobilising the collective knowledge of the construction sector (through a programme approach) thereby stimulating innovation on performance-based requirements.
- Delivering on demonstrator projects that will lead to volume deals and an increased demand for attractive, fast, affordable (and financeable), asset-enhancing refurbishment solutions that are net-zero energy performance guaranteed.
Based on the successful Dutch programme, a consortium was formed to scale up the existing net-zero refurbishment technology in the UK and France, and to develop an Energiesprong business case for housing associations.