Energising projects and support

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From Hull and East Yorkshire to Northumberland, the Hub is responsible for driving the delivery of more than 60 energy excellence projects worth over £300m.

Everything we do is geared towards increasing the number, quality and scale of local energy projects, working with public, private and voluntary organisations to benefit communities across the region.

Projects vary widely, and focus on things like:

  • Improving energy efficiency in buildings
  • Developing zero carbon transport infrastructure
  • Decentralising heat and power supply
  • Heating mine water
  • Innovating in public sector energy efficiency
  • Creating innovative power storage and supply
  • Investing in large scale housing retrofitting
  • Working with biofuels and hydrogen
  • Researching biobased and circular construction
  • Bringing people together through community energy schemes
  • Tackling fuel poverty
  • Supporting rural communities
  • Developing an Energy Skills Academy
Everything we do is geared towards increasing the number, quality and scale of local energy projects, working with public, private and voluntary organisations to benefit communities across the region.
Some of the exciting projects we’re currently working on include:
  • Managing a £52m domestic energy efficiency Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery programme for the region. This will allow local authorities to bid for funding to improve energy efficiency of low-income households in their area.
  • Delivering a Social Housing Decarbonisation Pilot project. We’re investigating ways in which housing associations could best be supported to access new government funding that will model the potential improvements required to improve EPC ratings across their properties.
  • Working in partnership with OnGen on a tool which assesses energy efficiency and renewable energy options for buildings. Having successfully completed a first phase, focusing on local authority buildings like schools, offices and leisure centres, we’re now focusing on public sector organisations in the health, further education and higher education sectors.
  • Investigating new projects which would require limited amounts of development funding, particularly those which could be replicated across our region.
 

There has never been a more important time to work in energy efficiency. The government is investing heavily in Net Zero and the ‘Green Recovery’. Councils, big business, SMEs, start-ups, universities, colleges, housing providers, transport providers, everyone – we all have a part to play.

Check out the latest funding opportunities available and speak to our contact in your area