ENGIE launches innovative retrofit solution to decarbonise UK homes.

24 10 2020 | 11:29

ENGIE has announced the launch of an innovative whole house retrofit solution; in a bid to combat the threat posed by existing housing stock to the accomplishment of the UK’s net zero carbon ambitions.

With UK households accounting for more than a quarter of the entire UK CO2 emissions, and half the market achieving a EPC rating of D or less, ENGIE say radical steps are required if the UK is to achieve a mass reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The new ENGIE Zero offer has been designed as a fabric first, one-stop shop to decentralise, digitalise and decarbonise homes.

Customers in local authorities, housing associations and registered providers, can implement whole house retrofit solutions; including the installation of solar PV and battery storage systems, fabric improvements to roof, walls and flooring, a low carbon heating and hot water solution, mechanical ventilation and long-term maintenance and monitoring.

The new offer utilises the savings generated from the improvement works together with existing revenue streams and government incentives – including Energy Companies Obligation (ECO), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Grid Balancing Agreements – to help finance the upfront costs of the works.

Smart technologies, including rapid EV charge points can also be implemented; as well as grid balancing technologies. The ENGIE Zero solution can also offer a long-term energy performance guarantee.

Andy Merrin, divisional Head of Energy and Innovation at ENGIE UK, said: "We see it as our duty to bring solutions to market for those who are proactively looking to reduce carbon emissions; and our own research demonstrated that 70% of local authorities have declared a climate emergency.  We have therefore, built on our extensive housing retrofit experience – including our work with Energiesprong, delivering some of the UK’s first net zero energy homes – to develop a product that can be tailored to individual and local requirements.” 

"In launching ENGIE Zero, we are able to offer our partners with a viable solution to support their climate emergency action plans, help eradicate fuel poverty and improve the quality of accommodation and wellbeing.”

Minister for Housing, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, said: “The UK Government is dedicated to its net zero agenda.  All of us have a role to play in the work to deliver a carbon free world.  I commend ENGIE’s clear commitment to contribute to this effort to reduce the carbon footprint of our housing stock.”



20 October 2020

Climate Action