First carbon neutral homes in our area complete
Work on four brand new, carbon neutral homes is now complete in North Lincolnshire, with tenants set to move in from this week.
The £1.8million project takes the place of garages and unused land on two sites at Chaucer Avenue and Chapman Avenue in Scunthorpe.
The first four homes have been handed over, with the final four due for completion by the end of March.
The development comprises of three and four-bedroom homes available for affordable rent, all of which come with modern, environmentally friendly features and finishes, open plan living and car parking spaces.
Low carbon technologies including air source heat pumps, photovoltaic roofs, electric vehicle charging points and highly efficient insulation are also included, making them carbon neutral homes and more affordable in running costs for tenants.
We have recently made a commitment to be Net Zero by 2050, with modern methods of construction playing a huge part in this.
Nationally the UK is set to see thousands more carbon neutral homes in the coming years, with us being a leading example of this locally.
It is expected that homes built to this standard will demand a carbon reduction of between 75-80%, compared to those built to the current energy efficiency requirements. However, the homes would see a carbon reduction of 100%.
Amy Schoenmaker, Development Project Manager said: “We’re very proud that, along with providing much-needed homes, we’re able to deliver them in a carbon neutral way. This is the future and we’re excited to be a part of that, getting to grips with it early on so we can lead by example.
“This is a big step in the right direction and you can expect more of these projects from us.”
In February, colleagues, customers and key stakeholders were invited to take a tour of the homes, with over 40 people attending.
Amy added: “Engaging with people on our net zero plans is key for us, so being able to show them round these homes and get them involved has been brilliant, and we hope to do more of this going forward.”
We currently have over 10,000 homes and a target to build 225 more each year, whilst investing £120million into our existing stock over the next 10 years.