COP26 focused on the global commitments of nations to reducing carbon emissions and reversing ecological and biodiversity decline. As a leading privately-owned housebuilder, Hill recognises that it has a part to play in helping the UK meet its commitments by building low carbon, resilient and safe homes constructed sustainably and designed to ensure buyers consume fewer resources and enjoy a closeness to nature that helps to create sustainable communities and promote the wellbeing of residents.
- Achieving net-zero carbon in our Scope 1 and 2 business operations by 2030 and net-zero operational carbon in the homes we build by 2030.
- Achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on all our future land-led developments.
- We have already modelled a range of house types and apartment layouts to interrogate CO2 reduction performance standards required for delivering future homes.
- Our solutions include improved building fabric performance, reduced embodied carbon of materials, increased off-site manufacture, increased air-tightness, better thermal bridging and supply chain deliverability.
At Hill, we are always keen to be at the forefront of any industry changes, and we already have live projects at design and early construction stage featuring a range of house and apartment types which will meet the expected Future Homes Standard and deliver 'net-zero ready' homes several years ahead of the anticipated regulatory timescale.
Agar Grove, Camden
Agar Grove, a development created by Camden Council as part of their Community Investment Programme, has earned numerous awards, including The Mayor's Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning, and will be the largest Passivhaus development in the UK. Passivhaus is a renowned building standard that provides high levels of energy efficiency and internal comfort.