We’re supporting Wates Residential & Cardiff Council to deliver 214 new homes for sale and rent here. Built to an average of SAP100 with the full suite of low/zero carbon technologies and control, the project is also a demonstrator for our VALUER research.
To reach the UK Government’s aspirations of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 means a big drive to new housing models, and we aspire to demonstrate at a large scale that low and zero carbon housing is both a great energy solution and desirable for residents. We are working on some of the UK’s largest pathfinding projects in both new build and retrofit, and the ones we can talk about are below! We’ll continue to update as new schemes become public or join us.
In partnership with Pobl, we’re undertaking energy makeovers on 644 existing homes to deliver intelligent controls, renewable generation and storage. The largest retrofit project of it’s kind, the project works with Western Power Distribution to align the grid with the future of home energy.
The principle of the VALUER project is simple yet ground-breaking as up to now there has been a clear disconnect between the finance sector and the energy efficiency of a home when calculating affordability.
As part of Tirion Homes 600+ scheme, we’ve integrated three homes with low/zero carbon technologies and other improvements to show the benefits for residents. These homes are also part of the FLATLINE research project, demonstrating domestic demand side response to the grid.
Sero is providing our smart energy management service to our sister company, Sero Homes, to help deliver around 35 net zero carbon, beautifully designed homes in Rhydyfro, Pontardawe in South Wales. The scheme has low energy fabric homes with significant photovoltaic generation and energy storage, together with an ecologically sensitive layout and landscaping, that make it one of the largest zero carbon developments in the UK to date.
Tirion Homes and Pobl living, in partnership with Sero, will deliver low energy systems for the entire 225 new homes being built Northwest of Cardiff. Sero has worked to help push the fabric performance of these homes and supported our partners design and implement the technologies which include ground source heat pumps, photovoltaics, energy storage and smart electric vehicle charging.
This project, funded by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is developing improved forecasting, intelligence and management of domestic energy systems, with the goal of allowing them to be controlled by Sero Life and for Sero Energy to provide Demand Side Response services to the Grid. The project is a collaboration with PassivSystems, and wider project partners include Mixergy, Sonnen, Kensa, Samsung and Western Power Distribution.
- Lastly, they’ll be many calling for more funds (they’re right). We’d say the bigger opportunity is to set clear and… https://t.co/Edxk3TozrM
- It’s also a shame to see the strategy doesn’t fully grasp that energy and carbon are not interchangeable terms (esp… https://t.co/EycAQSY5xz
- It’s a shame not to see an holistic approach to upgrading homes with heat pumps as (usually) part of that journey –… https://t.co/zAUFUI9cWy