Housing Matters magazine - Autumn 2021
An update from the Housing Energy Efficiency Programme
Work is now under way on the Housing Energy Efficiency Programme (HEEP) after Wiltshire Council Housing secured a £546,500 Green Homes Grant (GHG) from the Government. This grant is to support the Local Authority Delivery Scheme for energy efficiency improvements to low EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) homes, which will help to reduce carbon emissions and also save residents money on their energy bills.
The council's new dedicated team of Retrofit Assessors have assessed 100 of the least energy efficient council properties that fit the criteria, and work has begun to install identified measures to improve the properties. Following completion of the improvements in these homes, the team will continue to carry out energy efficiency improvements across all its council housing properties as the HEEP (Housing Energy Efficiency Programme) mission is to get all its existing properties up to EPC level B (Energy Performance Certificate) within ten years. Customers will be notified well in advance of improvement works to their homes, which will be carried out with minimum disruption.