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.
The UK has made great progress in decarbonising electricity over the past decade. Tackling transport and heat will be next, where the potential of digitalisation will be crucial. Policymakers face a raft of challenges. Energy Systems Catapult believes the architecture of the energy system requires a rethink. Strategy and Performance Director Guy Newey explains.
One of the key global investment trends over recent times has been the record growth of sustainable finance. Covid-19 has influenced this market as there is a clear drive to build back greener and fairer to support economic recovery.
Moves to simply apply a blanket carbon tax across the economy are unlikely to unlock the innovations we need to meet our ambitious targets, and risk backfiring if not handled with care.
The head of the Modern Energy Partnership programme at the Catapult, Christine St John Cox, is presenting at the Westminster Health Forum – Next steps for NHS estates – funding, infrastructure modernisation and optimisation, net-zero, and learning from the response to the pandemic, on 11 March 2021.
George Simms, Senior Project Manager at Energy Systems Catapult, is a panellist at Elemental’s Let’s talk about Retrofitting Social Housing roundtable on 24 February 2021.
Energy Systems Catapult broadly supports the proposals to raise energy efficiency standards in privately rented homes as a way to prepare them for future low-carbon heat, help address fuel poverty and reduce energy bills. However. we would urge Government to consider some important factors in assessing its proposed policy scenarios.
Edinburgh-based innovator Amp X is set to trial an autonomous, digital energy assistant in 50 Living Lab homes run by Energy Systems Catapult, aiming to help households to reduce the cost and carbon intensity of their energy and ultimately lead to peer-to-peer trading.
The head of the modern Energy Partnership programme at the Catapult, Christine St John Cox, is presenting at the Public Sector Executive: Net Zero Government Conference on 10 March 2021.
An innovative low carbon retrofit solution for the social housing sector, that uses a modular approach to keep costs low, is being trialled in Energy Systems Catapult’s Living Lab.
The Prime Minister’s 10-point package marks the first substantial climate intervention by a PM since the start of the coalition. That matters. It gives a clear signal outside and, just as importantly, inside Government that Net Zero is a priority.
Why should the UK be investing in a Living Lab made up of 100 existing homes upgraded to become digitally connected smart-homes? And how is this relevant to Net Zero? Rebecca Sweeney explains.