Eco Homes: Etopia

Showcasing Modern Methods of Construction and equipped with energy saving technologies providing sustainable, spacious and affordable energy positive living.


Based on the learnings from our ZEB homes project, we established a consortium of leading edge partners to develop a housing scheme for 47 energy positive modular eco homes in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The eco homes are equipped with energy saving technology – roof top hybrid solar PV-Thermal panels, Earth Energy Bank ground source heat pump, battery storage, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems (MVHR) and are constructed from structurally insulated panels (SIPs). The homes also include smart home automation to maximise energy efficiency.

Our concept attracted public sector support through a Horizon 2020 (CHESS-SETUP) grant from the EU Commission. The homes have now all been built by eco development company Etopia in Corby, Northamptonshire and are selling for a premium compared to equivalent standard homes.

The scheme is now also a BEIS “Building for 2050” case study and a SEMLEP Local Industrial Strategy case study.