Warmer Greener Homes – ‘Helping our residents live better by making homes warmer’
South Lakes Housing’s (SLH) new Warmer Greener Homes initiative is gathering pace with local customers now being contacted by letter about potential home improvements designed to help residents live better by making homes warmer, reduce household bills and minimising the impact our homes have on the environment.
Partly funded by the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), SLH will be carrying out energy assessments to over 900 South Lakes Housing homes over the next 2 years, so we can understand how efficient they are and what upgrades they might need. This means that homes that currently have an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of D or below, will be brought up to achieve an EPC ‘C’ rating or above.
In order make the energy upgrade process as easy as possible, we are working with a specialist company called Dyson Energy Services (Dyson). If your home is selected, Dyson will carry out an energy assessment of your home, which will take around two hours. This will be done by a suitably qualified and security-vetted assessor.
Once the assessment is completed, we will know the energy rating (EPC) of your home, and how to best maximise its efficiency to meet new Government standards.
Joanne Whitaker, Resident Liaison Partner at SLH said, “I’m really excited to be working with our residents to make these positive improvements to their homes.”
What do I need to do now?
Nothing just yet. The energy upgrades are taking place over the next 2 years, so please be patient if you don’t receive an invite for an assessment straight away. Dyson will contact selected customers in the coming weeks and months to arrange a mutually convenient time to carry out this assessment. Please ensure you are at your home during the assessment so that work can be carried out quickly and safely. Missed appointments could delay improvements to your home.
The Warmer Greener Homes initiative is a key part of SLH’s Business Strategy which aims for all its homes to achieve EPC ‘C’ rating by 2025, five years earlier than the Government imposed target and is a fundamental milestone SlH’s journey to ‘net zero’ by 2050.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our planned energy improvement programme, please contact Joanne Whitaker, Resident Liaison Partner, on firstname.lastname@example.org
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