SHINE-ZC is designed to be the UK’s first demonstration of zero-carbon affordable housing in a compact regenerated ‘brownfield’ setting. Together with researchers at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), the developers, EMRE Ltd, have  used a range of innovative renewable and sustainable energy technologies to drastically reduce CO2 emissions and running costs. Detailed post-occupancy evaluation will reveal the extent to which the design aims have been achieved in practice.