Energy House 2.0 featured in Housing Industry Leaders magazine

  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Posted By The Growth Company

Energy House 2.0: Turbocharging R&D in the Social Housing sector

With key insights from industry professionals and experts, the Housing Industry Leaders eMagazine unpacks the pressing issues at the forefront of the housing sector.

In Issue 15 of the eMagazine, they go behind the scenes at the North West's largest Passivhaus project, delve into potential of data analytics for social housing providers, and explore the University of Salford's Energy House 2.0 and its role in advancing innovation.

As part of the Future Homes project, £3.54m has been awarded to several project partners including the Energy Innovation Agency (The Agency). The group will work together to create a built environment innovation ecosystem. The main areas of research will be new build housing and retrofit of existing homes, supporting the road towards net zero homes.

The University of Salford's world-leading facilities, Energy House 2.0 and Acoustics, will be used to test the areas of energy efficiency, air quality, impact on noise levels, sustainable materials, and the assessment of homes for retrofit using digital technologies.

Future Homes is part of the National Innovation Accelerators programme, which is aimed at speeding up the growth of three innovation clusters in Greater Manchester, Glasgow, and the West Midlands, through co-creation and regional partnerships…


…Achieving net zero solutions will require a deeper understanding of the whole product lifecycle to design systems that avoid unintended consequences…


… The Energy House facilities are designed for businesses and companies that have new low-carbon tech to do R&D with the technical teams based here, on a funded or commercial basis. We have insulation, glazing, radiators, new boilers, renewables, solar panels, and more all being brought together under one roof…


…We've had some fantastic companies that have gone on to sell their technology into social housing.

Gary Bateman, Business Development Lead, the Energy Innovation Agency




You can read the full eMagazine here.



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