AgilityEco, leading experts in energy efficiency and carbon reduction, has won the Large Scale Project (>£250k) of the Year category at the Greater London Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards 2016 alongside the London Borough of Enfield and Ice Energy.
The awards, presented at a ceremony at Wembley Stadium on Monday 11th April 2016, recognised the achievements of the London Borough of Enfield Exeter Road Retrofit Project. Exeter Road comprises several 1960’s tower blocks with very poor thermal performance. Each block had failing electric underfloor heating. Energy efficiency standards were extremely poor and residents had very high heating bills, relying on plug-in electric heating which in turn created higher than average energy bills. With Exeter Road situated in one of the most deprived areas in Enfield, fuel poverty was a major problem.
Enfield Council commissioned AgilityEco to undertake a feasibility study for communal heating replacements across 12 large residential tower blocks with failing electric underfloor heating. AgilityEco’s study produced different options for communal heating replacement, with Enfield Council eventually selecting an innovative ground source heat pump design from Ice Energy, resulting in a potential saving of as much as £500 per year per flat. In addition, AgilityEco secured ECO funding for the heat pump contractor (Ice Energy), and oversaw all compliance requirements for the energy company funder. Detailed assessment and modelling of the carbon savings was also completed and used to inform the potential for ECO and RHI funding.
Key results from the project:
- ECO & RHI Funding secured: ECO £1,266,100 / RHI £1,464,900 = Total: £2,731,000
- Quantity of Carbon / Energy Saved by the Project: 33,000 tCO2 lifetime savings
- RdSAP ratings: Prior to retrofit, the RdSAP rating of the blocks was band G. Upon completion all properties will achieve a band C, with little or no further work required in the future to meet the year 2050 80% UK carbon reduction target.
- Fuel cost reduction: The project is reducing fuel costs by up to 80% per family, a potential energy saving of up to £500 per year, per dwelling.
Jon Kimber, MD of AgilityEco, said: “We’re proud that our consultancy and support in delivering this project for Enfield Council has been recognised by the Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards. By using our combined technical and commercial know-how we have worked together with Enfield Council to provide an innovative, cost effective energy saving project. We’ve been pleased to work with the Council on this project which is one of the first in England to this scale. Our significant expertise in managing large complex community refurbishment and renewable energy projects helped steer Enfield Council through many complexities and we’ve been very impressed with the council’s ambition, commitment and vision in the face of uncertain government subsidies.
We were delighted to work with Ice Energy, who is a long standing member of the AgilityEco Partner Network. This project has already made a huge difference in terms of fuel costs to residents in the Exeter Road tower blocks, reducing costs for each family by as much as 80%. We're looking forward to seeing further positive results for nearly 200 Exeter road households and the regeneration of the Exeter Road area.”