E=0: Desirable, warm, affordable homes for life


To facilitate the implementation of low-carbon, energy and climate protection strategies to reduce GHG emissions in NWE

Project Summary

E=0 will support the development of 11.200 home make-over to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.

E=0 will address poor energy performance of residential buildings by generating a new mass market for net zero energy retrofits across NWE. Current retrofit measures are piecemeal & not integrated to deliver whole-house warrantied performance. This trend is driven by the lack of holistic policies & compartmentalised funding.

E=0 is based on the successful Energiesprong programme in the Netherlands, delivering net zero energy (E=0) retrofits with a 30+ years performance warranty; installed within one week at a cost paid off by the guaranteed energy savings and maintenance costs (stroomversnelling.nl/initiatief/internationaal). The retrofit greatly improves quality & comfort, leading to wider urban renewal. This game changing approach is based on aggregating demand from the housing supply side and letting them procure a performance-based product meeting this new standard. This challenges industry and their supply chain to innovate. To widen the opportunity for supply chain integration, this E=0 retrofit market must scale up to the NWE region.

 

 

What is Net Zero Energy?

The Net Zero Energy approach enables housing associations to offer their tenants a comfortable and sustainable renovated house, without the tenants having to pay more than before the refurbishment.

But first, let’s clarify what a Net Zero Energy (NZE) house is. A NZE house generates as much energy as is needed for the house and household appliances. This is possible by using new technologies such as prefabricated facades, insulated rooftops with solar panels and smart heating and cooling installations. After a Net Zero Energy makeover, the house takes on a modern appearance from the outside, while inside the house is free of moisture or drafts.

Thus, once the NZE-makeover is finished, the house doesn’t just looks like a new-build home, it actually has the same quality and life expectancy as brand new houses.

The renovation will be financed by the monthly expenses that tenants previously had for energy and by costs for maintenance by the housing association. Both are part of the business case.

E=0 project 

E=0 is based on the successful Energiesprong programme in the Netherlands, delivering net zero energy (E=0) retrofits with a 30+ years performance warranty; installed within one week at a cost paid off by the guaranteed energy savings and maintenance costs (stroomversnelling.nl/initiatief/internationaal). The retrofit greatly improves quality & comfort, leading to wider urban renewal. This game changing approach is based on aggregating demand from the housing supply side and letting them procure a performance-based product meeting this new standard. This challenges industry and their supply chain to innovate. To widen the opportunity for supply chain integration, this E=0 retrofit market must scale up to the NWE region.

The E=0 project is using results from another EU funded project called Transition Zero (supported by H2020) which focuses on the following: 

  • First studies of business models, regulation, financing & guarantees;
  • Aggregating demand for houses to be retrofitted;
  • Establishing an outcome-based procurement framework for net zero energy retrofit. In addition to that,

E=0 will boost this development of net zero energy markets in FR, UK, NL & LU, with a focus on: 

  • Transnational cooperation, to share best practice in NWE to widen the market & to accelerate deployment to 11200 retrofits;
  • Setting up demonstrators (41 E=0 retrofits) & financing to learn how best to implement E=0 retrofits within existing planning & regulatory frameworks;
  • Activating solution providers (incl. SMEs & start-ups) to spur innovation by scaling into the NWE market and achieve a 25% cost reduction on the current (2015) E=0 retrofit price point in NL.

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Stroomversnelling 43 Anna van Buerenplein
The Hague
2509LP
Netherlands
rverck@stroomversnelling.nl http://www.stroomversnelling.nl/
Name Email Country
NEOBUILD S.A. n.zita@neobuild.lu Luxembourg
The National Energy Foundation sandra.hayes@nef.org.uk United Kingdom
Fonds du Logement nathalie.konsbruck@fondsdulogement.lu Luxembourg
Moat Homes Limited Jason.Amos@moat.co.uk United Kingdom
Affinity Sutton Homes Limited Jeremy.Kape@affinitysutton.com United Kingdom
Greenflex sdelpont@greenflex.com France
Vilogia Agnieszka.Bogucka@vilogia.fr France
Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag / Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague r.meulenbeld@mrdh.nl Netherlands
ICF Habitat laurie.espinosa@icfhabitat.fr France

News


Do Green subsidies help?

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Tom Elliott, who is working for the E=0 project partner NEF on implementing the net zero concept in the UK, explores in this report the opportunity of ‘green subsidies’ as a means to help provide additional funding to support the investment of net zero energy refurbishments. Read More

Dutch local governments stimulate NZE for 15 homeowner associations

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In 2017 local governments in the province of South Holland are providing funding for 15 homeowner associations to refurbish their apartment buildings to Net Zero Energy. This funding is available to associations consisting of 25 dwellings or more and will be used to provide comprehensive advice and support for transitioning their homes. These 15 projects will also serve as a learning platform, as participants share their experiences and create a knowledge base for future refurbishments. Read More

First demonstrators houses selected in France

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The Vilogia and ICF Habitat housing associations are the first in France to retrofit 10 demonstrator houses to Net Zero Energy (NZE). Before starting, Vilogia spent one year working with team members from both Energiesprong Netherlands and Energiesprong France – GreenFlex to retransmit and adapt the revolutionary Dutch retrofitting model to the French market. The first demonstrator houses will be realised in December 2017 in northern France. Read More

A week in the life of an Energiesprong UK market maker

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Monday. Looking at shortlisted properties of Moat Housing and Affinity Sutton, our two housing providers in the e=0 project to deliver Energiesprong demonstrators in the UK. Each of them have used a set of filters to identify about 60 homes that would be ripe for a deep performance assured retrofit: they are ugly, non-descript boxes with low energy performance and below average level of repairs – and a solution provider can get to them easily as they are in one of the many sub-urban settlements that are so typical for England (that is if you put up with the dreaded speed humps and forget about the tiny little cul-de-sacs with small turning circles at the end…;-). So, how do we get them down to 10 that will be contracted? Learning from the Dutch: have a look at the residents – they will be making or breaking Energiesprong’s success in its early days. And it’s their energy bills that will be determining how much we can invest alongside the aggregated repairs & maintenance cost. Read More


Events


Site visit Arnhem: French solution providers visit Energiesprong Netherlands to prepare for the demonstration phase

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E=0 partner GreenFlex, coordinator of the EnergieSprong France project, organised on 3 October a workshop in the Netherlands to give professionals of the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange. The two-part workshop included a visit of renovated homes and homes under renovation in Arhem and a feedback session with a former BAM project manager, involved with EnergieSprong since the beginning. The goal of the feedback session was to discuss the concept behind EnergieSprong, the implications of the project for different type of solution providers, the importance of tenant engagement and the performance warranty specific to EnergieSprong. Participants left with a concrete vision of the expected outcome and an answer to many of their questions.
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Discover the E=0 demonstrators in France

 

 

E=0 demonstrator in Hem (France)

Location of the investment: Hem (France), rue Védrines 38-56 >>> map

Managed by Vilogia, http://www.vilogia.fr/

Aerial view

The City of Hem is situated next to Lille Metropole in the North of France. It covers an area of 9.65 km, it’s population is 19.675. It’s mostly residential.

Description of the site

The pilot site in the rue Vedrines is composed of 10 houses which are rented to Vilogia clients only. The pilot is composed of 2 groups of 4 houses and 1 group of 2 houses.

The houses have ground floor and first floor configuration and their facades are made of bricks. They have pitched roofs. They were constructed in 1952 and their current energy label is E. 

Site before the intervention

E=0 demonstrator in Longeau (France)

Location of the investment: Longueau, 175-197 rue du Maréchal Joffre  >> map

Managed by ICF, http://www.icfhabitat.fr/

Aerial view

The City of Longueau is situated next to Amiens in the Somme department (Hauts-de-France) in Northern France. The town was once a railway centre. The area (3,4 km2) is mostly residential. In 2013, its population amounted to 5 641 inhabitants.

Site description

The demonstration stock (61 units in total) is located in a residential area, which mostly consists of semi-detached and detached houses, near a railway station and the City of Amiens (only 15 minutes walk from the city centre and 5 minutes by train).

The houses were built in the 1960s, with 3 to 5 rooms and one floor, front yards with grass and backyard sheds. They are mainly occupied by elderly people (29% of tenants are aged 40-59, 19% are over 60 years old).

The Energy Performance Certificate indicates a rating of “F”.

Site before the intervention

Discover the E=0 demonstrators in the UK 

E=0 Demonstrator Moat

The twelve demonstrator properties that have been identified by Moat for the E=0 retrofits are located in the local government district of Maldon in Essex, England.

Aerial views

The demonstrators are situated in 4 separate residential areas with the Maldon district a short distance from a number of amenities including schools, clinics and shops etc.

Site description

The first 2 dwellings identified (1- 3 Wood Road) are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1924. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 1 Wood Road has a SAP rating of D 63, the EPC for 3 Wood Road has a SAP rating of D 59. 1 Wood Road has a total floor area of 79 m2; 3 Wood Road has a total floor area of 78 m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 1 Wood Road has 4 occupants and 3 Wood Road has a single occupant.

 

 

22- 24 Wood Road are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1961. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 22 Wood Road has a SAP rating of D 63, the EPC for 24 Wood Road has a SAP
rating of C 61. 22 Wood Road has a total floor area of 78 m2; 24 Wood Road has a total floor area of 78 m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 22 Wood Road and 24 Wood Road both have 2 occupants.

 

 

3-4 Falkland Green are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1949. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 3 Falkland Green has a SAP rating of E 51, the EPC for 4 Falkland Green has a
SAP rating of E 52. 3 Falkland Green has a total floor area of 98 m2; 4 Falkland Green has a total floor area of 82 m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 3 Falkland Green has 4 occupants, 4 Falkland Green has 2 occupants.

 

 

12 - 11 Beckingham Street are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1936. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 12 Beckingham Street has a SAP rating of E 43, the EPC for 11 Beckingham Street has a SAP rating of F 36. 12 Beckingham Street has a total floor area of 73 m2; 11 Beckingham Street has a total floor area of 73 m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 12 Beckingham Street has 5 occupants; 11 Beckingham Street has 2 occupants.

 

 

45 - 47 Staplers Heath are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1952. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 45 Staplers Heath has a SAP rating of D 55, the EPC for 47 Staplers Heath has a SAP rating of D 64. 45 Staplers Heath has a total floor area of 85 m2; 47 Staplers Heath has a total floor area of 81m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 45 Staplers Heath has 3 occupants; 47 Staplers Heath has 5 occupants.

 

 

14 - 12 Alamein Road are of semi detached construction. They were built in 1948. The properties have 3 bedrooms and have pitched roofs. The energy performance certificate (EPC) for 14 Alamein Road has a SAP rating of D 57, the EPC for 12 Alamein Road has a SAP rating of E 54. 14 Alamein Road has a total floor area of 83 m2; 12 Alamein Road has a total floor area of 81m2. Stock condition surveys have been completed recently on each of the properties. 14 & 12 Alamein Road both have 5 occupants.

Site before intervention

E=0 demonstrator in Luxembourg

Location of the investment: Place Abbé Mühlendorf, Luxembourg City >>> map

Managed by Fonds du Logement, http://www.fondsdulogement.lu/

Aerial view

The Kirchberg-KIEM district is situated in Luxembourg City in the south of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is today the heart of the international banking and financial place that the country constitutes. Its population is 5.499.

Site description

The site is situated in a residential area of semi-detached and individual houses next to the highway exit and large communication axis leading to neighbouring cities.

The buildings have a ground floor and 3 floors and pitched roofs. These are typical residences of the eighties with apartments including balconies. Each landing serves 2-3 apartments. Each stairwell provides an access to 4 levels of apartments and a basement. The first building of 24 units and 2 staircases will be refurbished with E = 0 techniques and delays and. The second building, planned for a classic renovation, has 3 staircases and 28 units.
The current energy class of both buildings is “G”. and they were built in 1986 and 1987. The population consists of small families. Most people are long term tenants.

Site before the intervention

Press releases and articles project launch

"€5.4m (£4.23m) to stimulate innovation in net-zero energy housing refurbishments" NEF, read article

"Dutch Energiesprong scheme arrives in UK" RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), read article

"£4.23m funding released for innovation in net-zero energy housing refurbishments" Westminster Sustainable Business Forum, read article

"5,4 M€ pour stimuler l’innovation dans les rénovations de logements zéro énergie" Vilogia, read article

"Affinity Sutton, Moat and NEF win retrofit funding as part of Interreg financed project" buildpositive.net, read article

"Le « saut énergétique » néerlandais rebondit en Europe" Le Moniteur, read article

"Housing associations receive EU funding to deliver net-zero homes" Building-Construction-Design, read article

"EnergieSprong débarque en région avec Vilogia" La Chronique du BTP, read article

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