The Erneley Close development was a 'first of it’s kind' retro-fit housing project which aimed at providing residents with thermally efficient homes that requires little to no heating.
Attracting a crowd of industry professionals and interested parties from across the UK, Dean spoke about how these and other similar innovative energy efficient housing schemes impact on the regeneration of an area and help to improve communities. Projects like this will play an important role in paving the way for understanding how the housing market can meet the UK’s ambitious 2050 Carbon reduction targets.
Erneley Close Passivhaus is located on the border of South Gorton and Longsight. In 2015 the area was classed as one of the top 10% most deprived areas in the UK, and so the aim of the project was to reduce that level of poverty using innovative energy efficient ideas.
Some of these ideas included upgrading the poor thermal efficiency of the blocks, reducing the fuel costs for the tenants, create a desirable community garden area, and develop a recycling and waste strategy.
The project team encountered many challenges along the way, but the redevelopment was successfully completed in May 2015. Erneley Close Passivhaus is the UK’s first large scale Passivhaus retrofit. Due to the unique nature of the project it was important to maximise the research potential of the scheme, not only for One Manchester but for the wider industry and academic community.
Since its completion we have worked with the University of Salford to commission research and collect valuable data, that we can use to judge the success of the project. You can read the full report of the research findings by visiting the University of Salford website.
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