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THG reveals latest technologies in energy efficient developments

Together Housing Group (THG) showcased its latest methods in reducing its carbon footprint to representatives from Barclays Corporate Banking.

THG is one of the social housing providers that is leading the way in decarbonisation investment. Funding from Barclays Corporate Banking is helping THG deliver its ambitious plans to move away from fossil fuel powered homes, towards greener, net zero social housing and Barclays Corporate Banking is a key funding provider across the social housing sector.

THG is making significant investments in retrofit insulation works, renewable heat and solar PV and battery systems. The company has set ambitious targets to deliver thousands of renewable installations to more than 30,000 of its properties by 2035.

The Social Housing team from Barclays Corporate Banking joined leading members of Together Housing’s Net Zero team to witness some of the renewable installations in action. The visit included a detailed look at the innovative technologies used in developing the Harrison Drive estate in Colne.

The major development will see 79 affordable new homes built on empty land off Harrison Drive in Colne with the latest green technologies at the forefront of the project, which representatives saw first-hand.

Renewable technologies such as Kensa Shoebox ground source heat pumps and solar PV and battery systems have been installed on the properties throughout the development. More of the company’s renewable technologies were also demonstrated at a retrofitted property in Blackburn.

The property owned by THG has been transformed into a more energy efficient home with the gas heating system replaced by an air source heat pump in conjunction with the installation of loft, cavity and underfloor installation.

Energy efficient installations on the Harrison Drive development have been carried out by Concept Heating and Barnfield Construction. Both companies have worked with THA to fulfil the delivery of their ambitious targets.

Patrick Berry, Director of Together Net Zero, for Together Housing Group said: “Moving towards energy efficient and greener social housing is vital to ensure we can provide a sustainable future for all our residents. We are proud to be able to show our innovative methods to representatives at Barclays Corporate Banking who have been instrumental in allowing this work to happen.

“Their funding and support are a driving force in making our properties as energy efficient as possible through the installation of renewable technologies and retrofit insulation works. This visit allowed us to show Barclays Corporate Banking that retrofitting isn’t limited to adapting our current properties but is now the standard we strive for in our new developments like Harrison Drive and is what motivates us to lead the way in decarbonisation.”

David Cassidy, Head of Social Housing, Barclays Corporate Banking said: “It was great to spend a day with the Together Housing team seeing first-hand how they are pushing forward with projects which aim to deliver retrofitting and build new homes with increased energy efficiency. We value the relationship and the opportunity to support – something we are looking forward to continuing in the crucial years ahead.”

The Harrison Drive development receives Homes England and European Regional Development funding.

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