With COP26 on the horizon later this autumn, it is great to see developers taking advance steps towards meeting nZEB targets (nearly Zero Energy Buildings) whilst delivering benefits for retirement living occupiers with cheaper living costs, as well as beautifully designed places to live.
Just take a look at the upcoming new 200-home net zero retirement village scheme in Bedfordshire being delivered by Inspired Villages (the retirement living arm of Legal & General) as an example.
What is particularly interesting, is that Legal & General have invested in key stakeholders who are to provide the energy efficiency infrastructure required for green homes within our later living communities, using on-site photovoltaics, electric vehicle charging, mechanical heat recovery units and ground-source heat pumps.
We look forward to seeing the outcome of this scheme in the future and hopefully Shoosmiths’ own net zero aspirations can keep up with the pace of change!
Legal & General has started on site at a £120m retirement village which it said will be its first net zero development.