Octavia Housing is a forward thinking, not-for-profit organisation with a sound track record in social housing and providing care services for the most vulnerable in our communities. We own and manage a portfolio of some 4,000 homes, nearly all in the heart of London, where land values are high and affordable housing is scarce. Octavia aim to progressively reduce their environmental impact across all their activities and are supplying the home to be retrofitted.
Paul Davis + Partners
Paul Davis + Partners is a 70 strong London-based architectural practice with a national and international portfolio. Sustainability is integral to their work whether breathing new life into old buildings or creating new interventions in context. From inception, pd+p strive to merge environmental principles with value and aesthetics so that the complete design process possesses a flexible, sustainable and sensitive vision for the future. They have supplied their knowledge and architectural skills for the project.
Green Tomato Energy
Green Tomato Energy/Ryder Strategies are a low energy contractor and distributor of renewable and low energy technologies. They have experience in low energy and Passivhaus retrofits, house designs and developments and have been involved in extensive historical collaborations with Belgian consultants involved in 30 Passivhaus projects and low energy retrofits. They will conduct the entire refurbishment work on 100 Princedale Road.
Princedale Limited (formerly Ryder Strategies Europe Ltd.)
Princedale Ltd is a building company that specialises in the design and construction of low energy houses. Philip Proffit, the owner of the business, has a vision to develop an efficient and optimised low energy retrofit program, capable of making sustainable low energy homes out of Victorian housing stock in the UK. Princedale Ltd has spent several years studying what was happening in Europe and working with Belgium colleagues in particular areas such as ventilation, building design and solar engineering to develop a suitable approach for UK buildings. http://princedalehomes.com/
Technology Strategy Board
The project has been funded through Retrofit for the Future, a £17m programme managed by the Technology Strategy Board, that will see over 80 social housing units retrofitted with new, innovative technologies. Understanding and implementing best practice retrofitting of properties is key to meeting the government’s CO2 reduction target of 80% by 2050.
The results of the retrofit projects will be shared to help provide clear future direction on making the UK’s current housing stock more
Watch the Technology Strategy Board’s Retrofit for the future video.
Jean Pierre Wack
Eight Associates are an environmental consultancy specialising in eco-ratings and energy modelling and have gained experience in retrofitting environmental measures in historic environments. Their role includes coordination of the application phase and review of the replicability of the technologies throughout existing stock.