Energy Reduction Measures

Our Energy Saving Tips can help your tenants and potential buyers with day-to-day solutions for reducing bills and conserving energy. However, if you want to embrace real, long-term benefits across your portfolio or housing stock then looking at how you can reduce your energy by making significant changes across your properties is a great starting point. A Green Deal Assessment is the best place to start as this will pinpoint exactly which of the most popular methods your home would benefit from.

Typically, one or more of the following energy reduction methods would be recommended – everything listed here is eligible for Green Deal funding and with the Golden Rule in place, you know you can provide evidence showcasing how the property uses less and pays less in the longterm.

Insulation

Insulating can be carried out in a number of different ways, throughout various parts of a property. Any level of insulation will significantly reduce heat loss while lowering heating bills.

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Flat roof insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Floor insulation
  • Heating system insulation (cylinder, pipes)

Heating And Hot Water

The largest proportion of an energy bill will go to heating and hot water. By addressing any old equipment, applying better control and looking at heat recovery, you can assist your tenants and potential buyers by providing a route to significant savings.

  • Condensing boilers
  • Heating controls
  • Under-floor heating
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Mechanical ventilation (non-dom)
  • Flue gas recovery devices

Lighting

Simple, effective, easy to install and use, lighting that you control means that ‘forgetting to switch’ off is a thing of the past!  This is a great point to note when renting out or selling on a property.

  • Lighting fittings
  • Lighting controls

Micro Generation (producing your own energy)

Solar panel electricity systems capture the sun’s energy and convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal