This £10M programme, funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will introduce new energy efficient technologies and processes to the refurbishment of non domestic buildings, with the aim of reducing the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions of the existing building stock.
Background and challenge
38% of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions in the UK are attributed to buildings, with 18% attributed to Non Domestic Buildings (DECC 2009). If the UK is to meet its stringent emission reduction targets a focus on reducing building emissions is required.
The challenge is a lack of product and systems innovation in the energy efficient refurbishment of non domestic buildings. This is due to a limited number of products in or entering the market, a lack of faith in the benefits of such an investment and a lack of collaboration between suppliers, designers, building owners and tenants.
This programme aims to demonstrate a greater range of options and the value proposition of undertaking energy efficient refurbishments.
Building owners or occupiers working with suppliers and specifiers will be challenged with introducing a product or a holistic group of products and system improvements. This can be delivered either as a major stand alone trial, or as part of a refurbishment project/ programme.
The project will build on building performance tuning as a pre-requisite, in combination with the trial of new products and approaches. The performance will be benchmarked against other buildings.
The project can include research and product development but must include a building trial, with the end goal being Green Deal certification.
This competition will run in two tranches of £5m each. Tranche 1 is now closed. Tranche 2 opens on 15 October 2012 and the deadline for registration is noon 21 November 2012. The deadline for applications is noon 28 November 2012. Each tranche consists of two phases. The first is the design phase, from which projects will be selected for the second delivery phase. Contracts in the first design phase will be up to £20k and in the second delivery phase £100k-£1m.
Open date: 15 October 2012
Registration close date: 21 November 2012
Close date: 28 November 2012
Phone number: 0300 321 4357