ECD Winner NHIC Awards 2009

Published 10 December 2009

The Court Farm Road ECDA ‘Retrofit & Replicate’ was announced winner of two awards at the National Home Improvement Council 2009 Awards Ceremony

  • The Big Green Home Award
  • The George Plucknett Award

The Big Green Home Award was presented to the project which demonstrated the widest range of energy efficiency products, measures and micro generation technologies to be retro fitted, maximising cost/payback and CO² savings. Judges comments reviewing the ECD submission stated:

The judges were impressed by the range of solutions the products utilised, which combined to deliver a predicted 85% reduction in the house energy consumption and a potential £600 saving on the annual energy bills. It is a great example of what can be applied to the social housing sector, addressing fuel poverty and CO² emissions.

The George Plucknett Award is presented to the organization which has completed a project that most closely fulfils the objectives of the NHIC.

This project was also winner of the Inside Housing magazine’s Low Energy Social Housing Project of the Year Award 2009 – which celebrate ‘the projects and organisations at the forefront of housing sustainability best practice’

Retrofit & Replicate involved the refurbishment of a 3-bedroom, non-descript, brick terrace house built in the 1930s with a flat roofed rear extension added in the 1980s. As an average family home, typical of Hyde Housing Association’s stock, the house underlines the purpose of the project to identify replicable solutions for reducing CO² which can be used in everyday homes right across the country.