Zero-Carbon Social Housing by ZED PODS in partnership with Ashford Council

Constructing Excellence

ZED PODS (ZP) is an offsite modular housing company delivering zero operational carbon homes. We have reduced the user carbon emissions from our homes so that they are a net exporter of energy. Working in partnership with Ashford Council, has designed 23 high-quality, highly energy-efficient, social-rented modular homes above a public car park located in Flood Zone 3A area. These ultra-low energy flats will house vulnerable homeless households and will be the South-East Region’s first of its kind zero-operational carbon homes above a car park in Flood Zone 3A area overcoming several planning and construction barriers like flood risks and biodiversity safeguarding measures.

The project is a pioneering, environmental and socially focused development, comprising of 13 one-bed, 9 two-bed and 1 three-bed dwellings with latest enhanced energy-efficient measures which includes heat pumps, solar panels, triple glazing so that the residents can enjoy ultra-low energy bills. ZP was chosen by the client based on superior energy performance measures and help them achieve ultra-low carbon and ultra-low energy consumption–a complete sustainable development.

Three Winning Facts:
  1. This project is an exemplar modular housing development showing the flexibility of ZED PODS’ podium-based build system in Flood Zone 3A areas, demonstrating how an innovative solution can create a community for people, vulnerable to homelessness, can live securely and comfortably.
  2. Pioneering zero-operational carbon development: The scheme has been designed to achieve SAP ratings of over 100.Each house uses solar panels to generate renewable electricity, quiet running heat pumps, controlled ventilation to recover usable heat, triple glazing and LED lighting.
  3. Henwood car park is an exemplar project to be delivered using Council specific BIM protocol which is developed over and above BIM level 2-ISO 19650. BIM standard is conceptualised by ABC and adopted for all council projects. ZEDPODS experience in delivered modular projects using BIM software as standard goes hand in hand and compliment councils’ BIM protocol.