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What is the Energiesprong UK Design competition?

The Housing Providers involved include the London boroughs of Croydon, Kensington and Chelsea, Exeter City Council and Nottingham City Homes/Council.

The solutions that were developed as part of the competition needed to be scalable, standardised, offer cost-cutting potential with increasing quantities, tenant and leaseholder-friendly, and guarantee a long-term net zero standard. Net zero means the home generates sufficient zero-carbon energy for the tenant to heat and power their home.

The Accelerator Day brought together experienced, innovative and creative suppliers in the retrofit and construction industry. 

At this successful event, companies were able to pitch to each other to form collaborations and team up. The Accelerator Day was supported and part-funded by the IET, the European Interreg NWE funding programme and the London Mayor’s RAP (Retrofit Accelerator Programme). During the event, we interviewed presenters to learn more about the aims of the competition, the purpose, challenges and intentions.

The winning consortia were chosen by an international jury of experts. The consortia all consist of pioneering companies from a range of sectors and from across the UK. The concept designs of the winning teams were presented at Futurebuild in London on March 2020. At Futurebuild, we had the opportunity to speak with 5 of the 6 consortia winners.