26 July 2023
Making homes more energy efficient – Taking a fabric first approach at Anchor
As part of our recently published Environmental Sustainability and Net Zero Strategy Anchor will be taking a ‘fabric first’ approach to making homes more energy efficient so that they are easier to heat, warm in winter and not too hot in summer.
We will ensure:
- All new homes will be designed to Net Zero from 2023 onwards, with delivery on site not falling below our ‘Green Line’ minimum standard
- All of our rented homes will reach a minimum efficiency level of EPC C by 2030
- All of our care homes will reach a minimum energy efficiency level of EPC C or above by 2028
Our ‘fabric first’ approach will involve starting by making sure that heat is not leaking out through the roof, windows and doorways and that there is good ventilation. We will be starting with those homes that don’t yet meet EPC C.
We will also look at replacing existing heating systems with more energy efficient heating, such as air source heat pumps, and then introducing renewable energy, and producing energy from solar panels and other renewable sources.
As England’s largest provider of housing and care for older people, Anchor want to enable current and future generations to love living in later life, and our climate commitments and actions set out how we will work towards that goal.
Find out more about our Environmental Sustainability and Net Zero Strategy here.