Will all homes in the future be carbon neutral
 
In one initiative to bring this goal a little closer Schneider Electric is working in partnership with Sustainable Ventures
According to the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the UK will almost certainly miss all of its 2050 zero carbon goals, which include cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s 29 million homes. 
 

The Net Zero Home 

The Net Zero Home Programme aims to lead in innovations that will help to reduce the time it takes to create workable ‘plant to plug’ solutions for sustainable smart homes. 
 
From this month start-ups and small businesses in the sustainable home and net zero sector can apply to take part in proof of concept (PoC) projects using their innovations. 
 
Sustainable Ventures will host the competition and shortlist entries. Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a workshop before presenting their ideas. They will receive a £5,000 cash Net Zero Home Grant and access to a co-working space and testing facilities. 
 

Successfully sustainable ideas 

From August, the top three entries will be working with the Sustainable Ventures team to develop the potential of their technology for three months. This will include design and cost trials. One of them will then be chosen to develop their idea for the wider market with access to Schneider’s global reach in 250 million homes and 205,000 trained electricians. 
 

Smart home thinking 

If nothing changes electricity use in our homes will more than double by 2050; using more than the UK’s industry, commercial and transport sectors together. Not only will our home energy bills increase, the power network will be under pressure too. 
 
Part of the solution will be to make our homes smarter, more connected and more efficient. This will include optimising home energy use for heating and lighting all the way through to energy generation, consumption and storage. 
 
We're full of energy saving ideas, so please get in touch if you would like some advice. 
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