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June 1, 2021
Energiesprong UK works as a market development team to drive scale-up of innovative zero carbon retrofit solutions. People in our team support social landlords and retrofit suppliers (‘Solution Providers’) to embrace a new vision, procure projects in a different way and bring projects from inception to completion.
Energiesprong UK and partners have launched a new public procurement mechanism, the Retrofit Accelerator Homes Innovation Partnership. The aim of the Innovation Partnership is for Solution Providers to develop and prove innovative whole house retrofit solutions and to reduce costs to an economically viable price point in stages with increasing volume.
The Innovation Partnership is supported by a Collaboration Hub: a forum where Solution Providers, landlord clients, Energiesprong UK and partners share issues and develop solutions for mutual benefit.
We need someone who is able to understand Energiesprong’s possibilities and challenges and the needs of landlords and Solution Providers. The key is to facilitate collaborative development of solutions between organisations more used to competing with each other. The Collaboration Hub Manager will be supported by technical experts in the Energiesprong team and will lead the design, set up and operation of the Hub.
Proven facilitation and problem-solving skills in a commercial innovation environment are essential. We’re not necessarily looking for a technical expert, but a knowledge of the construction sector, social housing and/or zero carbon housing retrofit would be an advantage.
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Location: Home or own office based. UK (including London) and occasional EU travel required
Terms: £300-400/day for 208 days to 2021/2
Energiesprong is an approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit of homes at scale, financed by savings and with performance guaranteed.
Dutch for ‘Energy Leap’, it was developed by the Dutch Government with their housing and construction industries between 2010 and 2017. The Netherlands has the same carbon reduction targets as those set by the UK Climate Change Act, requiring a zero-emission building stock by 2050. They realised that a radically different approach to the measure by measure, grant funded norm was needed. Delivery rates had to go up, and costs had to come down to enable financing without public subsidy.
The key principles of the Energiesprong approach are:
Energiesprong UK is an independent, 100% publicly funded not for profit organisation. Our mission is to adapt the Dutch approach for the UK and develop a volume market that can deliver net zero energy retrofit and new build, at scale without public subsidy. We support landlords, supply chain, Governments and opinion formers and work closely with our sister Energiesprong teams in NL, FR, DE & IT.
Demonstration retrofit projects with 5 landlords have been completed and we are now scaling up delivery. Two large projects funded by BEIS Whole House Retrofit are underway and we have bid to BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund with new landlords for a further scale up in volume. With our partners the Mayor of London and Turner & Townsend we have launched a new UK procurement mechanism designed to standardise approaches, aggregate design and drive supply chain innovation and cost reduction as volume grows.
Our strategy is: to stimulate demand, support the supply chain, develop funding and finance for market growth, and influence supporting and enabling policy and regulation. Social housing is the launching market, to build volume and proven self-financing net zero products that can then be marketed to private tenures in future.
Our current projects and funders include: Retrofit Accelerator Homes (Mayor of London & ERDF), MUSTBE0 (EU NWE Interreg), LB Sutton and Nottingham City Homes Whole House Retrofit (BEIS), Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (Devon County Council & ERDF), Build-up Net Zero, Plymouth Energy Community Homes (Homes England – new build), two Social Housing Decarbonisaton Fund programmes including 7 social landlords (BEIS).
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