To achieve the 2050 Net Zero target, 5.5 million socially rented homes need to be decarbonised. These homes represent a diverse portfolio of property types, and tenants with different needs, therefore a range of solutions will be required. This research provides insight on the drivers and challenges for social housing providers and the potential opportunities for Smart Local Energy System (SLES) services to help them meet their targets.
Greater Manchester is developing a Local Energy Market and Energy Systems Catapult has been appointed to support development of Local Area Energy Plans across the 10 boroughs of the city.
Leading Midlands social housing landlord whg led a consortium on the InnovateUK funded two year project exploring the potential of offsite modular housing construction. Energy Systems Catapult undertook dynamic modelling assessments using our Home Energy Dynamics tool-kit to calculate the building’s energy and thermal efficiency for various home configurations, building materials, power and heating systems, and occupancy profiles.
On 16 February, Energy Launchpad is launching an exciting, interactive, and collaborative meeting place for UK innovators and disrupters who are transforming energy markets in the UK and internationally.
Mixergy has designed a smart hot water storage tank that allows consumers to only heat the water they need, rather than conventional hot water tanks which heat all or nothing. Home Energy Dynamics ran a simulation to discover the energy and carbon savings delivered when deployed in a varied ecosystem of products and applications.
This is the second in a series of six policy briefs setting out our current thinking on policies for decarbonising buildings over the next two decades as outlined in ‘Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings’ and the accompanying ‘Towards an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings’.
Ofgem commissioned Energy System Catapult and the Centre for Sustainable Energy to develop a methodology and initial set of quality standards that could be adopted as a framework for scaling up Local Area Energy Planning across Great Britain.
Local Energy Asset Representation (LEAR) pulls together information on energy generation, storage and distribution assets, social factors like fuel poverty and characteristics like building types and local geography using data analysis and aspects of machine learning. It enables planners and innovators to strategically decide how they might deploy and grow low carbon businesses.
Energy Systems Catapult is partnering with the Smart Home Expo 2020, taking place on 15-16 September 2021 at Birmingham’s NEC.
This groundbreaking project by Energy Systems Catapult found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.
Energy Systems Catapult joined Linklaters to deliver a webinar exploring Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) in the context of ESC’s Innovating to Net Zero report. A recording of the session is available.
New analysis has found that committing to a further 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley Point C is a low regrets option for the UK as it targets a Net Zero economy, but that costs need to fall significantly if the technology is to fulfil its long-term potential.