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Work starts in York with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Melius Homes has commenced site operations on an exciting project working with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust on the Derwenthorpe Development in York.
Rob Lambe, Melius Homes Managing Director, said "We are very pleased to be working with Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to deliver an innovative approach to building new homes. The new townhouses, designed by Studio Partington for sustainable greener living, are being built using a highly engineered timber cassette system incorporating optimum use of renewable energy, including battery storage, to deliver assured low energy bills for homeowners.
View timelapse of First Energiesprong Project in UK
To view timelapse film https://vimeo.com/267967831/e5a6d34cfb
WINNER of UKHA 2018 INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Nottingham City Homes NCH2050 Energiesprong project has been awarded the coverted prize of UKHA2018 Innovation of the Year (over 12000 homes)
Rob Lambe, Melius Homes Managing Director, said “Winning such a prestigious award for the NCH 2050 Homes project, up against really strong competition, is a resounding endorsement of what can be achieved with a radical transformational approach to improving our existing housing stock. We are very proud of the project and delighted with the UKHA 2018 Innovation of the Year Award”
This project was delivered in collaboration with our partners Studio Partington, Viridian Solar, Aereco, Local Homes and Sasie and we acknowledge and thank them for their significant input.
To view a 2 minute film about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es-7k4tl_3Q&t=2s
Giving home energy efficiency a Stamp Duty nudge
Unless we create real consumer demand for home energy improvements all other policy initiatives will be either very expensive or require strong (and brave) legislation. An alternative / precursor could be a behavioural nudge at a critical decision point (a house purchase) with the specific intent to influence purchase price.
Nudging Stamp Duty up / down based on the homes energy rating can be revenue neutral to HM Treasury, and it can be introduced progressively to avoid a backlash. Nearly all the mechanisms already exist.
The deeper you probe the better it looks.
First in the UK
Working in partnership with Nottingham City Homes, Melius Homes are delivering the first Energiesprong project in the UK.
Energiesprong is a transformational approach to delivering better homes.
Listen to what one of the residents said about the scheme when interviewed by
BBC East Midlands.