A major new initiative in Devon is seeking to transform the energy performance of our buildings. Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (ZEBCat) is an European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) project that aims to help enterprises interested in whole house retrofit to engage with this growing market.

The programme will run until June 2020 and will:

  • Undertake the whole-house retrofit of 15 homes in Devon, using the innovative EnergieSprong model
  • Deliver significant energy savings on a difficult to treat public building in Exeter
  • Support at least 80 enterprises in Devon to engage with new models of delivering whole-house retrofit at scale

The project partners are Devon County Council (Lead), Regen, EnergieSprong UK, Exeter City Homes, North Devon Homes and Sanctuary Homes. Each of the social landlord partners will be providing homes in Devon to be retrofitted as part of the project, during 2018 and 2019.

Business Support

Enterprises in Devon can apply for 12 hrs of support, by contacting [email protected]. To be eligible, enterprises must be an SME (or community energy group with some economic activity), registered in Devon and looking to engage more with the whole-house retrofit market.

The support on offer is flexible, but will include:

  • Free training in Devon on energy efficiency, whole-house retrofit and new business models
  • The option to attend a study tour to the Netherlands to see the EnergieSprong model and offsite construction in action
  • The option to attend UK based study tours to see other demonstrator projects deliver whole-house retrofit
  • Toolbox talks and seminars in Devon, focusing on the ZEBCat demonstrators
  • Support from the ZEBCat supply chain network that will build over time, offering networking and peer-to-peer sharing

If you are interested in finding out more about the ZEBCat project, contact Tim Crook [email protected] 01392 494 399