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REMOURBAN project: lighthouse city Nottingham working on sustainable energy future

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Sneinton district of Nottingham, England, showing the way for a sustainable energy future in Europe


REMOURBAN lighthouse city Nottingham is showing how sustainability can be integrated into the regeneration of our towns and cities. Their local expertise and complementary actions from a range of European partners and cities, is at heart of the project’s work to develop a model of smart urban transformation.



During 2016 and 2017 a variety schemes will be delivered to help citizens of Sneinton, Nottingham, to be warmer and healthier, to reduce their energy bills, and cut their carbon emissions.  A number of organisations across the city are working together to deliver this, including extensive Nottingham expertise in academia, the city council, housing and energy authorities as well as local SME’s.



Actions in Sneinton will include:



  • treating over 400 Nottingham City Homes properties and private houses in the Windmill Lane area with energy saving measures such as insulation and LED lighting to make them warmer and reduce energy bills
  • demonstrating an ultra-low energy standard on 9 houses (7 social, 2 private), so they will need almost no heating, and exploring the options to replicate this solution across the City
  • extending the district heating network to 94 homes
  • piloting the concept of low temperature community heating, which could allow Nottingham to roll out its low carbon heat from waste to many more domestic properties in the future, at a much lower cost to the City 
  • introducing a delivery hub for parcels, with carbon neutral transport for the last mile, reducing air pollution in the area
  • extending the city car club to Sneinton bringing a parking bay and electric vehicle and charging point to the area
  • developing other low carbon transport measures
  • testing innovative ways to fund and procure solutions which would make ultra-low energy standards achievable for more homes, without reliance on grant funding



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