Building industry debates future solutions for Zero Energy Bill living

Businesses in and around Corby were invited to come along and participate in a round table discussion on clean technologies in the construction industry and how their sector can develop and build more environmentally sustainable homes for today’s homebuyers.

The meeting, which ran from 7.30am to 9.30am on Wednesday 23rd July, was open to all businesses already operating in the industry and those keen to find out more. It was one in a series of ‘switched on thinking’ events organised by Electric Corby as part of their CleanTech Hub programme, made possible thanks to the European Regional Development Fund.

The free seminar meeting featured speakers from Lagan Homes, Newform Energy, LightwaveRF and Electric Corby. The meeting  created debate about how the construction industry is utilising new technology and how strong the market is for it amongst the homebuyers of today.

The event also included a tour of the newly launched Zero Energy Bill homes, funded by SEMLEP, that have been created at Priors Hall Park, as well as a networking breakfast. The properties have the latest technology for generating and conserving electricity and heat, saving the homeowner an average of a £1,000 a year in energy bills.

Nick Bolton, co-founder of Electric Corby, said: “The meeting will be a great opportunity for experts in the construction field to come together and discuss how clean technology can positively affect the construction industry and any positive impacts this may have on the bottom line.”

“The creation of these homes is another step towards establishing Corby as the UK’s most exciting test bed for future sustainable ways of living, working and travelling.”

The brainchild of Electric Corby, the CleanTech Programme aims to build a sustainable future that benefits both businesses and the community.

Housed in Corby Enterprise Centre, the newly launched CleanTech Hub will be used by businesses, researchers and organisations to collaborate and network and will also host monthly events, seminars and masterclasses for Corby companies to showcase the benefits of clean technology.

 

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