Living Labs Project collaboration with University gets underway

We are pleased to share our collaboration with The University of Birmingham and Innovation Gateway on their ground-breaking Living Lab project.

The project is set to bring about transformation. The collective effort focuses on the retrofit five existing residential properties situated on the Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses. The goal is to enhance carbon efficiency, collaborate with technology innovators, and explore a combination of solutions that work toward a net zero carbon future.

Through a fabric first approach, the University is looking to create five functional buildings with net zero carbon innovations, which will function a live dynamic experimental ground. Making strides towards improving net zero housing, discovering practical ways to weave sustainability into everyday living.

This ambitious project offers a unique opportunity to promote research and innovation with the aim of demonstrating how low-carbon, affordable housing at scale is possible in response to the UK Government’s wider climate ambitions of reaching Net Zero by 2050.

The “Net Zero Carbon Lodges initiative” is seeking to assemble an array of solutions, spanning from emerging concepts to products poised for the market . This comprehensive approach will encompass everything from innovative retrofit solutions that cover the entire building, from floor to roof.

The University is now looking to invite like-minded collaborators to join them on this journey. If you share a passion for creating greener, more sustainable solutions and want to be part of this transformative initiative, we encourage you to look at the details and access the application through the link provided below.

To express your interest in joining this transformative project, please visit the link:

Alternatively, for more information please take a look at the following brochure:






UKREiiF 2024
UKREiiF 2024


Craig Reed and Richard Perry will be in attendance for the conference in Leeds