Two more developments to offer Zero Bills homes

One of the standard housetypes with a "Zero Bills" tariff at Tilia Homes' Landimore Park development

Tilia Homes and Hopkins Homes have announced they have joined Octopus Energy’s ‘Zero Bills’ proposition.

Zero Bills is a smart tariff that allows customers to move into homes that are kitted out with green technology and with no energy bills, guaranteed.

The three- and four-bedroom houses, available at Tilia Homes’ Landimore Park development, in Northampton, and Hopkins Homes’ Church View, in Bramford, Suffolk, are installed with a range of technology including roof-mounted solar panels, air-source heat pumps and a home battery.

Zero Bills is made possible through Octopus’ technology platform, Kraken, which connects to the clean energy devices installed in the home and optimises their energy usage to deliver a zero bill.

Simon Gabbitas, Group ESG Director for Tilia Homes and Hopkins Homes, said:

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, we are delighted to join forces with Octopus Energy to offer drastically reduced home running costs for our customers. Not only will this partnership deliver cost certainty to homeowners in a volatile energy market, but we believe it will also help to positively impact how people live sustainably in their homes across the UK.

At Tilia Homes and Hopkins Homes, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions and exploring new ways to incorporate cutting-edge technology, materials, and designs into our developments to boost energy efficiency. We are looking forward to future partnerships and initiatives that continue to put both people and the planet at the heart of our developments.

Michael Cottrell, Zero Bills Director at Octopus Energy, said:

As the energy grid evolves, so does our ability to revolutionise homeownership. With our ‘Zero Bills’ smart proposition, Tilia Homes and Hopkins Homes homeowners can enjoy not only energy bill-free homes, but also a genuine shift towards sustainable living. By leveraging state-of-the-art technology and renewable energy, we can make green living the standard across the industry.

Octopus Energy has now accredited close to 1,000 homes across the UK through contracts with developers and housing providers. Accredited plots span affordable, social, shared ownership, private ownership, and rented housing. The company plans to deliver 50,000 Zero Bills homes globally by 2025.

Octopus Energy’s founder Greg Jackson is speaking at this year’s InstallerSHOW – running 25-27 June at the NEC.