We are delighted to be working with both Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd (CAR) and Ambue on our ‘Sustainability for Local Authority and Social Housing’ offering. Data Clan’s CEO, Chris Lees, is very excited to be bringing this collaboration to the sector:
“Having supported HACT and their partners in the development of ESG data standards, the challenges faced by social housing providers were apparent to me, particularly in operationalizing sustainability. I have known and worked with both CAR and Ambue for some time, and have been impressed by their focus and insights. It was a natural choice to team with them to help address the challenges.”
CAR will be providing expertise in developing a portfolio-wide energy strategy and approach to retrofit that encompasses fuel poverty and comfort. CAR Director, Dr Jason Palmer said, “There are big opportunities for social landlords to do more to move towards Zero Carbon and to reduce running costs for tenants. However, deciding what to do, and how to prioritise actions, is a difficult business. This collaboration will make it easier to provide support for those at the front line who need to decide how to approach low-carbon retrofit.”
Ambue’s technology and service will be leveraged to establish digital twins in specific homes or archetypes. The system produces both SAP C medium term improvement plans and SAP A whole house plans, accompanied by design and pre-construction specifications. Ambue’s Rowley Maggs added, “Social landlords are acutely aware of the opportunities the journey to Net Zero affords, especially at this time of rising energy costs. The collaboration with Data Clan and CAR brings confidence in delivery to wider stakeholders. Combining behavioural insights and data management with the UK Housing Data Standards, BIM, and building safety compliance, complements the Ambue BIM and PAS2035 automation.”
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