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


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



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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