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December 13, 2021

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5 highlights for Energiesprong UK in 2021

In a year where retrofit has hit the headlines like never before, Energiesprong UK has had an exciting year. As well as doubling in size, we've launched several exciting projects and initiatives, won new funding bids and enjoyed appearing on Radio 4's 39 ways to save the planet with Tom Heap.

Check out our 5 highlights from the year below to discover how we continue to work to scale up the Energiesprong model, a whole house refurbishment and funding approach for achieving net-zero homes - financed by energy and maintenance savings. A huge thank you to all of our partners who are helping make this a reality.

  1. We're now helping hundreds of UK homes to benefit from the Energiesprong approach: Two successful Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) funding bids means 7 housing providers across two different projects are using the Energiesprong model to deliver energy-efficient homes that are affordable, warm and desirable. Read more >
  2. We're kickstarting a new approach to retrofit procurement: Developed as part of the Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerator Homes programme, alongside our partners, Turner and Townsend, our new Innovation Partnership is designed to unlock up to £10billion of market potential and kickstart large-scale, whole-house retrofit for UK homes. Read more >
  3. We've been showcasing the women working in retrofit: As part of the Destination Zero project, we've been interviewing women from Nottingham City Homes who are working to create low-carbon homes that tackle fuel poverty. From tips on tenant engagement to policy recommendations, these Q&As share in-depth insights into the reality of their day-to-day roles.  Read more >
  4. We're supporting three new partners to deliver multi-storey retrofit demonstrators: We're working with three new schemes in different boroughs in London as demonstrator projects for the Mustbe0 project, designed to deliver affordable, desirable, long-term performance guaranteed net zero energy (NZE) retrofits for apartment buildings. Read more >
  5. We launched our 5 asks for government  - as Energiesprong featured as part of COP26: With the Energiesprong approach highlighted as an ‘exemplary sustainable project’ as part of COP26, we launched our 5 key asks for the UK government to unlock whole house retrofit at scale. These were supported by more than 30 industry organisations across housing, construction, public and non-profit sectors. Read more >

Stay tuned in 2022 to see how these projects progress. In the meantime, we wish you and your loved ones a restful festive break!

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