Published: 17th Sep 2020

Work has started on a new project which aims to turn vacant land in Sittingbourne into one of the most energy-efficient housing schemes in the country. The zero carbon neighbourhood is being delivered by Public Sector Plc in partnership with NetZero Buildings, the off-site manufacturer. The all-electric modular homes in Sittingbourne will be able to achieve carbon neutrality thanks to their air-tight, well-insulated walls and will feature photo-voltaic solar roof panels, to enable the properties to generate their own electricity. They also have hot water heated by an air source heat pump to further reduce electricity consumption. Homes England have provided debt finance to part fund the development, which is due to be completed by the end of January 2021. ‘As we all begin the economic recovery from COVID-19 we are extremely excited about delivering Kent’s new zero carbon neighbourhood,’ said Public Sector Plc’s chief executive, Adam Cunnington. ‘Our country not … (To read the full article, subscribe below)