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.

 

 

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 Joelle.Tanson@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!

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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 NWE interreg 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?

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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


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/

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

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

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 refurbishment

“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

Discover the E=0 demonstrators in the UK 

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. 

 

E=0 Demonstrator in Maldon (UK)


The twenty-four properties that have been pre-identified by Moat for the E=0 retrofits are located in the local government district of Maldon in Essex, England. Moat is currently carrying out tenant engagement exercises to define the final ten properties that will be selected. 

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

 

E=0 demonstrators in Borehamwood, Bromley, Orpington and Beckenham (UK)

Clarion have now identified more than 10 properties across Borehamwood, Bromley, Orpington and Beckenham that are suitable for E=0 refurbishments. They are now in contact with potential bidders that are ready to carry out E=0 retrofits before the refurbishments can finally start. 

This demonstrator 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 demonstrator in Luxembourg

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

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

For more info on the Luxembourg pilot, see also the article published on infogreen.lu: https://www.infogreen.lu/E-0-un-jour-pour-un-batiment-zero-energie.html

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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