Decarb bootcamp visits Melius Homes' advanced timber frame factory
Learners from Keele University’s ‘Place-based decarbonisation skills bootcamp’ visited Nottingham to see the UK’s first 2050 housing project and Melius Homes’ innovative work in designing and delivering net zero sustainable homes at its advanced timber frame factory.
The trip was organised in collaboration with Energiesprong UK to support the bootcamp’s syllabus, which is being delivered in partnership between Keele University and the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP).
Tom Bedford, Net Zero & Smart Energy Training Manager at Keele University, said: “In our recent research we noted that construction is normally "the employer of last resort" but exciting innovation at Melius has changed that with a purpose-driven business model that genuinely supports the needs of local people.”
Robert Lambe, Chief Executive at Melius Homes, added: “Retrofit of existing homes is a critical aspect of our net zero challenge, but it also impacts directly on the lives of the people living in the homes and within the local community, so it’s great that Keele University and SHAP are running a course focused on the placemaking aspect of retrofit.”