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Matrix Housing Partnership utilises Fusion21’s Decarbonisation Framework to make over 900 homes more energy efficient


More than 900 homes are going to be made more energy efficient in a multi-million makeover after a trailblazing consortium of social landlords enlisted Fusion21 as its preferred procurement partner.

Matrix Housing Partnership, a consortium of seven social landlords – all of which areFusion21 members – worked in partnership to secure £12m funding earlier this year from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund towards a transformational £26.2m project in upgrading 905 energy efficiency measures in homes across the Midlands and South West.

And after securing the government funding the consortium again pooled resources to appoint Fusion21 as its procurement partner utilising its Decarbonisation Framework for the project which will deliver regeneration works including cavity wall insulation, installing new windows and doors, loft insulation, and measures to improve ventilation between 2023 and 2025.

The Decarbonisation Framework has been designed to ensure that organisations can set their own net zero roadmap, reduce emissions and maximise cost savings and ensure social value is included in projects such as creating local jobs and apprenticeship opportunities, voluntary work and community-focused initiatives.

Using Fusion21’s Decarbonisation Framework ensures the Matrix Housing Partnership – which manages more than 100,000 homes and comprises GreenSquareAccord (GSA), Black Country Housing Group, Citizen Housing Group, Pioneer Housing and Community Group, Rooftop Housing Association, Trent & Dove Housing and Trident Housing Association - will work with pre-approved PAS2030 and Trustmark accredited suppliers for the duration of the project.

Now a new animation video, led by GSA and joint funded by the consortium, has been released highlighting to customers the energy efficiency upgrades of the 905 homes included in the scheme which will also see older homes upgraded so they have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least C.

You can watch the video and get more details about the project here.

Paul Towers, Fusion21 Framework Manager, said it was fantastic the Decarbonisation Framework had been utilised for a scheme that would transform properties across the country.

He said: “Using our framework has enabled the consortium to share best practice and have swift and effective delivery of these essential works which will make more than 900 homes more energy efficient.

“Pooling resources in this way means the consortium will get one framework fee and make savings in terms of supply partners as the costs attached will be based on the aggregation of the total value not individual projects.”

Fusion21 is a national social enterprise specialising in efficient and impactful public sector procurement and social value services. The procurement with purpose provider was created originally by and for the housing sector in 2002 but has since diversified into other sectors including local authority, education, NHS, and blue light. To date, the organisation has saved its members more than £343 million through the procurement process, created over 11,150 employment outcomes, and generated more than £165 million in social impact.

For more information about Fusion21's Decarbonisation Framework and their impactful projects, please visit

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