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).

A net zero energy 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. 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.

 

 

Events

Site visit Vlijmen: French solution providers visit refurbished houses with innovative Dutch peers to get inspired

27-06-2017 – Utrecht

On June 27th 2017, a new learning expedition to the Netherlands was organised. French solution providers visited Vlijmen to exchange with innovative Dutch solution providers to get inspired on technical issues. Read more

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News

Start-up Factory Zero develops net zero energy modules and the orders start rolling in!

Posted on 26-06-2017

Factory Zero develops, produces and delivers smart, complete Net Zero Energy systems, working in close cooperation with innovative players in the building supply industry. The start-up has been established under the Interreg NWE project E=0 and has now received its first large order from construction company Dura Vermeer. Factory Zero's recently developed energy and climate module called the iCEM has been chosen by Dura Vermeer for their project with housing corporation De Goede Woning in Zoetemeer. This project will see 120 houses renovated to Net Zero Energy levels.. Read more

Do Green subsidies help?

Posted on 08-05-2017

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

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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 Denis.Ory@fondsdulogement.lu Luxembourg
Moat Homes Limited Jason.Amos@moat.co.uk United Kingdom
Clarion Housing Group Jack.White@clarionhg.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 Kevin.FAGNONI@icfhabitat.fr France

News


Start-up Factory Zero develops net zero energy modules and the orders start rolling in!

Posted on

Factory Zero develops, produces and delivers smart, complete Net Zero Energy systems, working in close cooperation with innovative players in the building supply industry. The start-up has been established under the Interreg NWE project E=0 and has now received its first large order from construction company Dura Vermeer. Factory Zero's recently developed energy and climate module called the iCEM has been chosen by Dura Vermeer for their project with housing corporation De Goede Woning in Zoetemeer. This project will see 120 houses renovated to Net Zero Energy levels.. Read More

Do Green subsidies help?

Posted on

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


Events


Show me the money!

, London

A workshop was held on 16 March 2017 with the twin aims of helping housing providers learn more about financing options for low energy retrofit and new build, and of enabling E=0 project participants and Energiesprong members to consider their requirements and conditions for financing projects.
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Site visit Arnhem: French solution providers visit Energiesprong Netherlands to prepare for the demonstration phase

, Arnhem

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 projects in France

In March 2016, Energiesprong was launched in France. The team is hosted by the sustainability  consultancy GreenFlex. Specialised in helping organisations to accelerate their social and environmental transition, GreenFlex has set up a market development team of 7 people to adapt and implement the Energiesprong approach with local stakeholders.

Projects

So far, around 20 housing associations have shown interest in the project and many solution providers and facilitators have become regular attendees and of the workshops and participating members of the project committee. Two housing associations have already launched the process to build the first 22 Energiesprong refurbishments (Vilogia and ICF Habitat), and four others are considering launching pilots soon. Vilogia has issued the related call for tender and has now chosen their industrial partner, which will be Smart Module Concept. They got the contract for the refurbishment of 10 houses in Hem, in the north of France. Preparations start in November and the actual refurbishment will start in January 2018.

For more information about the two projects, see below.

Team

Sébastien Delpont, programme director; sdelpont@greenflex.com
Pierre Levi, business model, energy plan & relationships with social housing sector; plevi@greenflex.com
Hugo Vigneron, contracting, technical solutions & relationships with solution providers; hvigneron@greenflex.com
Déborah Knight, communications and tenant engagement; dknight@greenflex.com

E=0 project in Hem (France)

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

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

Industrial partner: Smart Module Solutions

Start refurbishment: January 2018, preparations will start already in November 2017

To read more about Vilogia's experience, look at our news article and Vilogia's blog

The properties that have been selected by Vilogia for the E=0 retrofits are located in the rue Védrines 38-56 in Hem. 

Link to map

 

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 refurbishment

"We want to show that what is done in the Netherlands is possible here too, in our French context."

Agnieszka Bogucka, Project Manager Vilogia

E=0 project in Longeau, 12 houses

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 refurbishment

Discover the E=0 projects in the UK 

 

Energiesprong UK has 17 founding partners; frontrunners in the field of sustainability and innovation from the social housing sector as well as construction companies that share the vision of working together towards more comfortable, better looking, affordable and sustainable housing. In addition, it has a range of supporting partners that are relevant stakeholders in the transformation Energiesprong UK is aiming to achieve.

In the UK, two housing associations are pioneering the E=0 retrofits. Moat and Clarion have each selected a set of properties, located around London and Maldon. 

Website: http://www.energiesprong.uk/

Team

Sally Hancox
Sally Hancox is leading the team to develop the Energiesprong model in the UK.
sally@energiesprong.uk

For the rest of the team see: http://www.energiesprong.uk/who-we-are/

E=0 project in Maldon (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOAT have initially chosen 10 properties which have a history of poor energy performance with a particularly exposed front façade which results in cold drafts during the winter months.  MOAT have been working hard to make sure their residents are engaged in the project and they are extremely excited about the Energiesprong retrofit works.The chosen properties are located in the local government district of Maldon in Essex, England. 

MOAT have now begun the process of procuring a suitable contractor, and the successful organisations should be selected before the end of October 2017.

Link to Map

To read more about Moat's demonstrator, also check this article: http://energiesprong.eu/housing-association-moat-starts-pilot-with-energiesprong-concept-in-uk/

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.

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  Staplers Heath
   Wood Road
   Wood Road
   Beckingham Road
   Falkland Green

 

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

1-3 Wood Road  22-24 Wood Road
   
45-47 Stapler Heath 12-11 Beckingham Street
 
3-5 Falkland Green 12-14 Alamein Road

 

“We’re really looking forward to enhancing the appearance and comfort of our homes as we want our customers to love where they live – and it is equally important that our homes are affordable to run. However as a social landlord we also have a commitment to consider the health and wellbeing of our customers. Retrofitting our homes with energy efficient technologies has clear health benefits to those who live in them, supporting our shared aim with Energiesprong of delivering desirable, warm and affordable homes for life.”

Ben James, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator at Moat

E=0 projects in Borehamwood and Bromley (UK)

Clarion have identified 10 properties, 5 of them in Borehamwood and the other 5 in Bromley, that are suitable for net zero energy refurbishments.  They have made an effort to liaise with the residents early in the process and have received very positive feedback from the tenants, with all residents agreeing to the project.   

Clarion have now begun the process of procuring a suitable contractor, and the successful organisations should be selected before the end of October 2017.

This project is managed by Clarion (formerly Affinity Sutton) https://www.clarionhg.com/ 

Property descriptions

12 Ranskill Rd, Borehamwood 

Built in 1955, 3 bedroom, mid-terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of D. It has mains gas heating.

24 Stevenage Cres, Borehamwood 

Built in 1955, 3 bedroom, end terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of D. It has mains gas heating.

144 Croxdale Rd, Borehamwood

Built in 1953, 3 bedroom, end terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of D. It has mains gas heating.

51 Hillside Ave, Borehamwood

Built in 1953, 3 bedroom, semi detached, solid wall property with an EPC rating of D. It has mains gas heating.

61 Croxdale Rd, Borehamwood

Built in 1953, 3 bedroom, mid terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of D. It has mains gas heating.

30a Holbrook Way, Bromley

Built in 1924, 3 bedroom, semi detached, solid wall property with an EPC rating of E. It has mains gas heating.

7 Walnuts Rd, Orpington

Built in 1950, 3 bedroom, end terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of F. It has mains gas heating.

2 Englefield Cres, Orpington

Built in 1950, 3 bedroom, semi detached, solid wall property with an EPC rating of E. It has mains gas heating.

23 Austin Rd, Orpington

Built in 1947, 3 bedroom, semi detached, solid wall property with an EPC rating of E. It has mains gas heating.

81 Goddard Rd, Beckenham

Built in 1922, 3 bedroom, end terrace, solid wall property with an EPC rating of F. It has mains gas heating.

Site before E=0 refurbishment

House in Borehamwood

E=0 project in Luxembourg

Energiesprong was launched in Luxembourg in May 2016 through the Interreg North West Europe project E=0. In its mission to lead the construction sector toward resilience and economic development, Neobuild - the innovation cluster for sustainable construction in Luxembourg - is hosting the market development team.

First project

Neobuild is currently working with the Fonds du Logement, the biggest housing association in the country, to refurbish an apartment building of 24 units using the Energiesprong method. If the project goes according to plan, the Fonds du Logement and other housing associations could be interested in applying the Energiesprong method elsewhere in Luxembourg. Local construction companies and suppliers are also following closely the advancement of the pilot.

See also the article published at infogreen.lu: https://www.infogreen.lu/E-0-un-jour-pour-un-batiment-zero-energie.html 

Team

Boris Solecki, team leader to develop the Energiesprong model in LU. b.solecki@neobuild.lu

Francis Schwall, innovative technical solutions & relationships with solution providers. f.schwall@neobuild.lu

Nicolas Zita, energy plan & relationships with social housing sector. n.zita@neobuild.lu

 

E=0 project Place Abbé Mühlendorf, apartment building

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

« Il s’agit d’un projet pilote, donc nous n’allons pas nous limiter à faire du conventionnel. C’est l’occasion pour nous d’explorer différentes pistes en tenant compte de toute une série de contraintes : la valeur d’isolation, la densité, le poids, la valeur écologique, etc. Nous tendons vers une structure en bois avec un isolant qui pourrait être en paille ou dans un autre matériau biosourcé. Nous cherchons la solution idéale pour ce bâtiment en particulier, tout en gardant en tête l’idée de pouvoir l’appliquer à d’autres résidences ».

Joëlle Tanson, architecte au Fonds du Logement (© infogreen.lu)

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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