Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) has been shortlisted in the 'Climate change retrofit project of the year - rural and suburban' category in the Inside Housing Development Awards.
The project - Sutton Innovative Whole House Retrofit - has enabled 13 homes to be brought up to a minimum net zero standard and made highly energy efficient. Five are in Coulsdon, six in St Helier and two in Worcester Park. The innovative project has seen all the SHP-managed homes retrofitted using the Energiesprong approach and was the first of their kind to be delivered in London.
Energiesprong homes are brought up to a minimum net-zero standard, creating warmer, more desirable places to live for the residents. The work has also included fitting external wall and cavity wall insulation, solar panels, Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems, triple-glazed windows and doors, and air source heat pumps.
Works to the first five homes were funded by the London Borough of Sutton and the Mayor of London. Subsequent funding was secured via the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Whole House Retrofit Programme. Technical expertise was funded by the Mayor of London and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and provided by Energiesprong UK and Turner & Townsend.
The impact on SHP residents who have had their homes retrofitted has been life-changing. The residents have experienced lower energy bills – some are now 60% lower – with an average saving of more than £135 per month (at 2022 energy prices).
Nilavra Mukerji, Director of Asset Investment and Sustainability at Sutton Housing Partnership, said:
“We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.
Our residents will benefit from retrofit in their homes in more ways than one. People have been able to save money on their energy bills which is crucial as energy prices and the cost of living keep on skyrocketing. Plus, there will be a long-term impact because bills will stay low for years to come.
All the while, the Energiesprong scheme is helping to cut homes’ carbon emissions, giving people warm, safe homes and providing Sutton the next stepping stone towards net zero."
The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on Friday 30 September at Royal Lancaster London.