decarbonisation

Housing decarbonisation work starts in Coventry

Work to improve the energy efficiency of homes in Coventry has started thanks to funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The works will improve the energy efficiency of Citizen’s homes in the city which have an energy performance certificate (ECP) rating below C. Citizen worked jointly with Coventry City Council to bid for extra […]

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elemental’s newsletter is going daily

There has never been more focus on how we power and heat our buildings, so elemental is upping the frequency of its newsletter to deliver more news, insight and features to our audience. We’ll still be covering the same mix of topics, from social housing decarbonisation and healthy homes to EV charging infrastructure and non-domestic […]

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Average cost for net zero retrofit almost £70k

A study led by the University of Nottingham found that the average cost of an extensive retrofit would be £69,000 per house. The Nottingham Carbon Neutral Housing: Cost vs Carbon Retrofit Roadmap project – which received £350,000 government funding as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund – involved the development of a retrofit roadmap […]

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Study finds UK needs to ‘fundamentally rethink’ cities

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero targets, according to a report from E.ON and the UK Green Building Council. The two organisations have collaborated on a new initiative called Streets of the Future, drawing on insight from experts across energy, transport […]

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Turner & Townsend to drive public sector decarbonisation in North East and Yorkshire

Turner & Townsend has been appointed by the North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Net Zero Hub to drive the decarbonisation of public sector buildings across the region. The organisation will deliver programme management services for the North East & Yorkshire Public Sector Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) Programme, creating and supporting heat decarbonisation strategies that will help […]

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Dudley to develop first net zero neighbourhood in the West Midlands

Brockmoor in Dudley has been chosen to participate in the Net Zero Neighbourhoods demonstrator programme, a scheme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The WMCA will invest £1.65m capital into Phase 1 of the scheme, which will see low-energy retrofits take place in at least 50 homes in Brockmoor, as well as wider […]

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Education is key to delivering decarbonised heating

Lucy Dixon spoke to Stiebel Eltron’s Mark McManus about why education is key, throughout the supply chain, to delivering decarbonised heating. “People seeking to transition from fossils fuels to electric heating is, of course, music to our ears,” says Mark McManus, talking about the surge in households investigating alternative ways to heat their homes, thanks […]

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Yorkshire Housing secures £77million funding from NatWest for energy-efficient homes

Yorkshire Housing has secured a £77million deal with NatWest to develop energy-efficient affordable homes and also to ramp up its housing retrofit work. This funding will allows Yorkshire Homes to continue to work towards its ambition to be one of the UK’s first housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems in […]

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Amazon to more than double its electric fleet in Europe

Amazon has announced plans to invest more than €1 billion over the next five years to further electrify and decarbonise its transportation network across Europe. Thousands of new electric vehicles will more than double the size of its European zero-emission fleet—bringing it to at least 10,000 electric delivery vans and more than 1,500 electric heavy […]

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Phase 3b of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme opens this week

Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is open to applications on 12th October. The application window will open at 2pm. The PSDS supports the aim of reducing emissions from public sector buildings by 75% by 2037, compared to a 2017 baseline, as set out in the 2021 Net Zero and Heat and Buildings strategies. Phase […]

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Torbay Leisure Centre cuts emissions with renewables

Torbay Leisure Centre is more energy efficient thanks to a £1.85m scheme to lower carbon emissions and install renewable energy. The work – part of a wider project to make Torbay carbon neutral by 2030, led by Torbay Council – was funded through a Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) grant which was secured by the […]

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Liverpool region to draw up heat decarbonisation plans for 50 public buildings

St George’s Hall, the Williamson Art Gallery and St Helens Town Hall are among 50 public buildings across the Liverpool City Region set to receive heat decarbonisation plans thanks to £400,000 funding. The funding will support the region’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2040 at the latest – at least a decade before […]

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