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Working with you to plan, retrofit and build zero carbon housing communities

EDF is the partner you need to deliver low-carbon housing schemes that work for residents and the environment. We provide an end-to-end solution covering everything from identifying funding sources to delivering and certifying zero-carbon electricity and heating solutions.

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Success on the CHIC framework

We're thrilled to share that we've been selected to join the Communities & Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) Healthy Homes Framework from April 2024 to April 2028!

We have been chosen to work on two different workstreams: Works and Services. In these workstreams, we'll be handling mechanical & electrical tasks and providing ready-to-use solutions for retrofit projects.

The Healthy Homes Framework is an integral part of CHIC’s commitment to providing compliant procurement solutions and commercial support to its members. This comprehensive four-year framework encompasses a diverse range of solutions designed to enhance residential properties and improve tenants’ lives.

CHIC’s members, including more than 200 housing associations and local authority affordable housing landlords, are all now working through their own solutions to achieve net zero targets. CHIC has established this new framework to enable its members to engage all the support needed to survey, plan and deliver retrofit and building works and services.

We look forward to the opportunities this partnership brings. To find out more about the framework, please visit - https://www.chicltd.co.uk/services/frameworks/

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Our end-to-end service

Whether you're working with existing housing stock or planning an entirely new development, we'll work with you to understand your challenges, access the funding you need, connect your energy supply, retrofit PAS 2035 and ECO4-compliant insulation and install renewable heating solutions. Our fabric-first approach prioritises the energy efficiency of all properties from the outset, protecting vulnerable residents from rising costs, and delivering communities designed for zero-carbon living.

We work with the UK’s leading networks of solar power, air source heat pump and EV charger installers, all fully accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). We back this with expert project manager support to help you construct compelling housing projects that deliver tangible benefits to your future residents.

Explore our existing net zero communities

We've partnered with Leiston Town Council, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council to establish Net Zero Leiston, a community vision for how reaching net zero emissions can deliver real benefits to all.

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EDF has proven experience in working in partnership with our local authorities

We've won several Regional Energy Efficiency Awards in:

  • South East
  • South West
  • East of England
  • Greater London
  • Yorkshire and Humberside
  • North East
  • North West                                                                                                                                                                    

Future-proof your social housing

Partnering with us won’t just enable you to put together future-proofed proposals that anticipate the UK’s 2025 Future Homes Standards requirements. It also helps you to create communities that are more accessible, more comfortable and more affordable for their residents.

In addition to our fabric-first approach, our zero-carbon electricity solutions include air source heat pumps that provide clean heating compared to LPG or gas boilers, solar panels and batteries that enable residents to generate their own electricity, and zero-carbon driving solutions that include a range of EV home chargers.

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End-to-end support for plans and bids

Our expert social housing project manager will provide end-to-end support throughout the process of planning, bidding and delivering your project. This includes:

  • Quick and easy connection to the energy supply that you need(1)
  • Smart meters installed free of charge(1) 
  • Air source heat pump planning and installation with full MCS accreditation
  • Loft, cavity and external wall insulation
  • Solar panel and battery installation, with access to our exclusive SEG tariff 
  • EV charger installation with access to our range of EV tariffs(1) 
  • Support for vulnerable customers, such as our EDF Customer Support Fund and Priority Services Register(1) 


Get in touch with our project support team by emailing strategicpartnerships@edfenergy.com requesting a call back below, and make EDF a part of your vision for a sustainable social housing community.

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