Presented by Alistair Macpherson, Plymouth Energy Community
Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are working in partnership with Plymouth City Council to bring forward community-led, zero-carbon, affordable homes. Our first housing development is on land off Coombes Way, Kings Tamerton, Plymouth.
In order to reach net-zero by 2050, we need to change the way we build new homes. Our flagship scheme will be the first in England to use the Energiesprong Approach
, an innovative approach to deliver high quality net zero homes at lower cost. It will form part of Plymouth City Council's Plan for Homes
, and be a part of the City's Climate Emergency Action Plan
PEC Homes starts from the fact that the current approach to building homes is not compatible with Plymouth’s objective of being zero carbon by 2030, and that there is a need for demand side disruptors to broker a solution that delivers low energy high performance buildings that are affordable and replicable. Therefore PEC Homes aims to bring forward affordable, high quality, well designed, cooperative and sustainable housing development projects that can:
• Be local flagships for innovation,
• Deliver community owned, warm, affordable, desirable net zero energy homes,
• Demonstrate a development cost model that can support replicability without ongoing government support,
• Deliver net zero energy homes for which the total energy and maintenance costs are significantly less than business as usual.
To further this PEC has recently submitted a planning application for 70 affordable, community led, net zero energy new homes on the site at Kings Tamerton. Come along to learn more. https://plymouthenergycommunity.com/pec-homes/kings-tamerton