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Insite Energy’s Managing Director spoke at keystone event discussing affordable quality homes and decarbonisation challenges

7th September 2022

Written by: Eelinn Vanquaethem, Marketing & Content Manager

Anthony Coates-Smith, Managing Director at Insite Energy, was selected to speak at The Housing Forum’s Development Partnership Forum in Cambridge, which took place on 7th of September 2022.

The event shed light on the challenges and opportunities housing providers currently face to deliver quality, sustainable homes that remain affordable.

Ironworks, a development for which KURVE has been selected as the metering and billing solution, was used to exemplify this, with attendees having been given the opportunity to visit the development that has also been shortlisted for two upcoming awards – ‘Best Partnership Over 100 Homes’ and ‘Best Urban Development Outside of London’ at the Inside Housing Awards 2022.

Insite's MD spoke at The Housing Forum's event followed by a tour of the new development 'Ironworks'. (source: CIP, Insite Energy)

Situated in the heart of Cambridge, just minutes from the vibrant and eclectic Mill Road, sits Ironworks, a total of 236 homes of which 68 private and 113 council ones utilise KURVE. The development is led by Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) – an equal partnership between Cambridge City Council and Hill Investment Partnerships established in 2017 to address the acute housing need by providing high quality new council homes, market sale homes and commercial and community facilities.

“CIP has been a unique partnership, connecting the best of public and private sector expertise, with each party bringing their own values to the table. When it came to selecting a metering solution, KURVE made the decision extremely easy,” says Iain Liversage, Technical Manager at Hill.

“On a public sector level, KURVE was able to offer a cost-effective solution putting residents at the forefront. On a private sector level, the reduced carbon emissions that KURVE offers was a big priority, especially considering that Hill worked with the Environment Partnership to deliver a green and sustainable future for Ironworks.”

As highlighted by Anthony Coates-Smith at the event, the KURVE web-app, a joint venture between SAV Systems and Insite Energy, gives real-time usage data to residents. Allowing customers easy visibility and convenient access to their energy usage can result in up to 28% less energy consumption*. On top of potentially reduced energy bills for customers, clients on average see reduced cost-savings on Operational Expenditure (OpEx) – 17%, Capital Expenditure (CapEx) – 60%, and Replacement Expenditure (RepEx) – 97%.

Answering CIP’s sustainability requirements, KURVE provides a solution with significantly lower carbon emissions. As it is a web-app, accessible on any internet connected device, there is no need for a physical In-Home Display (IHD) for each individual home. This, in turn, means many carbon emissions that would come from manufacturing or replacing an IHD are avoided.

Following Ironworks, KURVE was also selected as the metering solution for other developments that are part of the wider scope of Cambridge Investment Partnership, such as Timber Works (217 units), Colville Road (63 units), Campkin Road (71 units), and The Meadows (78 units) – coming to a total of 610 units.

Download the Ironworks case study 

*KURVE data collected between March 2022 and July 2022 from one private scheme on both credit billing and PAYG has shown that those on PAYG consume 28% less energy.

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