Housing associations receive EU funding to deliver net-zero homes

Two of the largest UK housing associations have received substantial funding which will help them deliver energy efficient homes.

Affinity Sutton and Moat Housing Group are among the UK partners of Energiesprong, a Dutch initiative which delivers energy-efficient ‘whole house’ refurbishments.

The programme, which also operates in France and the Netherlands, secured a grand totalling £4.23 million (€5.4 million) and £1.4 million (€1.8 million) has been allocated to the two housing associations and the National Energy Foundation.

The UK team undertook a funding bid through the Interreg NWE programme in order to secure the grant on behalf of all project partners of the programme.

Developed in the Netherlands, Energiesprong has already delivered over 800 net-zero energy refurbishments and has started delivery on a further 111,000.

Retrofits take no more than a week to install, come with a 30-year performance warranty and improve the home’s indoor climate and comfort. Properties also undergo a design upgrade.