Moat Homes launches ‘Energiesprong’ retrofit pilot to create zero carbon houses. A five-home pilot project has launched in Essex to create zero-carbon retrofit homes in the UK, fitting the buildings with solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery storage systems. The pilot scheme will be located in Maldon, Essex, and has been set up in partnership by Moat Homes and energy and services firm ENGIE. The homes are renovates using the “Energiesprong” model that is designed to deliver a net-zero energy performance in short time frames at affordable costs. The Energiesprong approach upgrades homes with a new exterior, fitting the outside of the building with new walls, windows, a solar roof and new electrical heating systems. Moat Homes has installed roof-mounted solar PV, battery systems, airtight wall-mounted panels, new energy efficient pitched roofs and MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) units to heat and ventilate the buildings. New triple-glazed windows and new electric cookers have also been added to the properties. The company claims that the final energy performance of each property will be near net-zero carbon. The project is being supported by funding from the European Union.
Edie 26th April 2019 read more »