To date, Equans has supported partners to secure £192m worth of work from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)
From the initial application through to project delivery, which involved carrying out feasibility studies, identifying areas where the highest carbon and energy savings could be achieved and producing a net zero roadmap. Equans created tailored plans which were developed to get projects off the ground; and we are currently working with several the successful organisations to help deliver the projects.
Existing housing stock poses a serious threat to the UK’s net zero carbon ambitions, so mass scale retrofit to the built estate is imperative if we are to see these plans come to fruition.
The path to net zero carbon will be challenging, but Equans has the capabilities and models available to push this forward and our success with the SHDF has cemented our reputation as a specialist within the sector.
We have also seen first-hand how strong the appetite is to access this funding. It has pushed those in the public and social housing sectors to fully assess their carbon baseline and put plans in motion. Importantly, it has encouraged us as a company, together with our peers, to continue innovating and offer bespoke solutions for customers.