Corby’s first Zero Energy Bill homes powered by £200k Growing Places funding

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The first of 8 Zero Energy Bill (ZEB) homes for Corby has now been built, thanks to £200,000 of Growing Places funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise (SEMLEP).

Electric Corby, a community interest company committed to helping Corby grow an energy efficient and low carbon economy, worked with leading edge renewable energy technology company Newform Energy and ground breaking home automation firm LightwaveRF to make these Priors Hall Park homes possible – new homes with no energy bill guaranteed for two years.

To mark the first ZEB home completions, Electric Corby, supported by SEMLEP, is holding a breakfast seminar as part of their ‘Switched on Thinking’ programme on Wednesday, 23rd July from 7.30am to 9.30am.

Nick Bolton, founder of Electric Corby, said: “These new Zero Energy Bill homes are a flagship project for Corby and a physical example of innovation in low carbon technology and energy efficiency.

“At our event this week we will be showcasing these new homes to the construction industry and associate organisations, and positioning Corby as a future focused place, leading the way for other towns and cities in the UK to follow suit and replicate the Zero Energy Bill home model.”

SEMLEP Chair, Dr Ann Limb, said: “Providing a stimulus for economic activity and supporting sustainable growth is precisely what SEMLEP and the Growing Places Fund set out to do, so I’m delighted we have been able to help partners in Corby deliver both in this innovative construction project.”

These three-bed semi-detached homes include the latest technology for generating and conserving electricity and heat, saving homeowners an average £1,000 per year in energy bills.

The seminar on 23rd July is part of Electric Corby’s CleanTech Hub programme of events; a monthly programme of events focusing on different aspects of the growing cleantech economy. The CleanTech Hub, which launched last month,is based at the Corby Enterprise Centre and aims to put Corby right at the heart of the UK’s rapidly growing sustainable technology sector. 


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