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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.”




Melius Homes signs #FossilToClean letter to global policymakers 

Melius Homes is proud to join more than 125 companies, representing nearly $1 trillion in annual revenue, in support of the #FossilToClean letter to global policymakers attending #COP28.


Alongside companies large and small that span different industries and regions, we have signed the letter to urge national governments to address the primary cause of climate change: burning fossil fuels. It urges governments to seek international agreement on fossil fuel phase-out, and put in place the policies needed to ramp up clean energy fast and phase out the use and production of fossil fuels.


With bold business and political leadership, we can scale clean energy and end our reliance on fossil fuels. Join us by adding your company’s name to the Fossil to Clean letter organised by the We Mean Business Coalition.



Improving homes scientifically to put the East Midlands on the innovation map 

A group of academics from Nottingham Trent University and behavioural scientists from the government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) recently visited Melius Homes’ advanced timber panel factory in Bilborough. 


The purpose of the visit was for the scientists to learn about how Melius Homes’ innovative and sustainable designs for buildings, cities and infrastructure are having a positive impact on people’s lives.


Lindsey Jarvis, Head of Social and Behavioural Energy Research for DESNZ, said: “Everyone in my team thoroughly enjoyed the day and I know it has changed my thinking on a couple of our research projects through understanding the model used by Melius Homes and the issues they work through in their programmes.”


Melius Homes calls on government to reform England’s planning system in joint letter

Melius Homes is one of more than 100 UK businesses to have signed the joint letter to the Prime Minister and three Secretaries of State, coordinated by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and published by the Financial Times on 15 June 2023.


The letter called on the government to reform England’s planning system to bring it into line with the Climate Change and Environment Acts.


Signatories including, Melius Homes' Chief Executive, Robert Lambe, support urgent amendments to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill currently going through Parliament.


Melius Homes among top global projects to feature in COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion

Melius Homes’ net zero Nottingham retrofit energy project is one of just 17 global exemplary schemes to feature in the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion.


The Build Better Now 360-degree exhibition enables you to explore an immersive virtual reality where you can discover inspiring, international projects offering solutions to the climate crisis.


Anyone can access the exhibition from a laptop, tablet or mobile device and learn about this global campaign for a more sustainable built environment.  



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