Leeds and Northampton Social Housing Decarbonisation

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Yorkshire and the Humber
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300 socially-rented homes in Leeds and Northampton are being upgraded with energy efficiency measures including solid wall insulation, roof and loft insulation, new windows and doors, air-tightness improvements, ventilation systems and heat pumps.  URBED is working as retrofit designer for EQUANS, providing detailing experience, thermal modelling, and support to site as we scale up whole house retrofit.

This includes adapting designs to suit individual homes and to cope with supply chain problems, whilst and engaging collaboratively with site staff to ensure understanding and workable solutions. The projects are being completed with funding allocated as part of the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

A reduction in space heating energy demand use to 50kwh per m2 per year (from an average of around 200kwh) will improve residents’ health and comfort while significantly reducing fuel poverty and carbon dioxide emissions. Work is underway with completion anticipated in 2022.

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