Under Government plans, all old homes will have basic energy efficiency measures by 2015, and by 2020 seven million homes will have been upgraded to significantly improve the energy performance.
The Energy Saving Trust can work with Local Authorities and Housing Associations to design and develop housing refurbishment programmes. They have extensive knowledge of programme delivery and strategy development, alongside in-depth data on housing stock in the UK. They can support you to develop your programme to deliver cost effective methods to save carbon and benefit residents. For more information visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
There are a number of schemes available to help with the costs of having energy-saving improvements fitted in your home:
Green Deal - A Government-backed scheme to help you make cost-effective energy saving improvements. Instead of paying for the full cost of the improvements up front, you pay over time through a charge added to your electricity bill.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The Domestic RHI is a Government financial incentive to encourage a switch to renewable heating systems. It’s a way to help the UK reduce carbon emissions and is for households both off and on the gas grid. The domestic RHI provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years.
The domestic RHI supports the following renewable heating technologies:
- Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers
Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers which provide space heating
Ground to water heat pumps
Air to water heat pumps
Solar thermal panels – flat plate or evacuated tube only which provide hot water for your home
Feed In Tariff (FIT)
If you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV or wind turbine, the UK Government's Feed-In Tariffs scheme (FITs) could mean that you get money from your energy supplier.
You can be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course you'll also save money on your electricity bill, because you'll be using your own electricity.
Most domestic technologies qualify for the scheme, including:
- solar electricity (PV) (roof mounted or stand alone)
wind turbines (building mounted or free standing)
micro combined heat and power (CHP).
Some local authorities may also provide energy-saving grants or other offers for local residents to install certain energy efficiency measures in their home. Call your local authority to see if there is any help available in your area.
For further information on Grants and Incentives visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
After being set up by British Gas as part of its internal quality control mechanism, Energyserv UK Limited was established in 1997 as an independent operation. Most of our auditors are former British Gas Officers and have many years technical experience in supporting quality standards. Our past and current clients include British Gas, CORGI, various Housing Associations and Local Authorities both urban and rural. We are based in the South West but can offer services in many areas of the UK through our extensive network of operations.
In 2014 we developed an associate relationship with Synergi (SW) Limited which is our renewable technology installation and maintenance operation specialising in high quality installations and maintenance of renewable technologies. For more information please visit www.synergiswltd.co.uk.
Services we offer:
- Auditing on gas, oil, solid fuel or renewable technologies servicing, maintenance and new installation work
Auditing of administrative procedures and mechanisms that support the servicing and maintenance activity
Home Insulation assessing and auditing
Post completion or work in progress inspections
Data analysis and quality information reporting.
Training and advice
Special investigations and reporting
Arbitration and investigation of tenant complaints
Safety awareness for tenants and staff
Installation service for high efficiency renewable technologies