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BEST INNOVATION 2019 Award Winner
We are delighted to have received the prestigious Construction News Best Innovation award 2019.
The awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel was a celebration of the many great things that the construction and housebuilding sector is doing.
Challenging the status quo is the key to unlocking the full potential of our industry and is at the heart of our business.
155 Home Energiesprong Scheme progressing
Following the successful delivery of a 10 home pilot scheme,
Melius Homes has been appointed by Nottingham City Homes to deliver whole house retrofit to a further 155 homes using the net zero energy Energiesprong approach.
The works includes installing a completely new, highly insulated, external envelope using offsite fabricated advanced timber panels, along with highly efficient renewable energy systems to deliver assured performance low energy homes.
Works are progressing well on site with the first panels manufactured and successfully installed.
If you're interested in finding out more about this ground breaking project drop us a line on email@example.com
Assured Performance Homes pilot project completed
Our team has done a great job, working in collaboration with
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Studio Partington, in delivering the assured performance homes pilot project on the award winning Derwenthorpe Development in York.
To see a short film follow link https://vimeo.com/327016818/cea2883f6c
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 and Local Homes 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.