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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (1)

The Green Investment Bank has today announced its first investment in the social housing sector, working with the social housing provider Places for People to install highly efficient heating systems in 28 sheltered housing units across the country. About 1 in 6 homes are owned by a housing...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:31

27/03/2015

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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

19/09/2014

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Energy Performance Certificates: Moving up the housing ladder

The Government ruled not so long ago that Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) info must be made available to potential to buyers or tenants. This is not just in estate agent windows, but in media adverts too – where a home’s A-G rating will do if there’s no space for the whole colour-coded scale...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 08:45

14/05/2014

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Scotland cracks on in tackling home energy

Over 58,000 homes in Scotland upgraded their boiler or got insulated under the ECO scheme last year – a higher rate per 1,000 homes than England. While this will no doubt cheer green Scottish nationalists, a caveat is that ECO got a little help from the Scottish Government’s own fuel poverty...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/05/2014 - 08:45

08/05/2014

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Energy efficiency in private-rented housing: certified failure?

It’s best not to form a judgement on something without witnessing it for yourself. Unfortunately, it seems like landlords are denying tenants the chance to do just that when it comes to the energy efficiency of their properties. A Freedom of Information request by 10:10 revealed that nearly three...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/09/2013 - 08:45

16/09/2013

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Landlords lagging behind may say ‘bye’ to let

Rising rents mean times are tough for the tenant. And things can be made worse when massive energy bills are dropping on the mat, too. Our survey at the start of this year showed that private renters have a desire to get green measures in their homes – but are the least likely to be actually...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 08:30

20/05/2013

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Tales from the early days of Green Deal

The Government’s first statistical release on Green Deal in March offered plenty of room for optimism – just over 1,800 assessments completed, and nearly £30million’s worth of ECO funding put to work. But of course we hope this is the tip of the iceberg, and Government talk of “building momentum”...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/04/2013 - 08:30

03/04/2013

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