Energy and water efficiency improvements to local authority housing are an ongoing programme of works. We spend approximately £50,000 per year on loft and cavity-wall insulation measures, and £100,000 on external wall insulation. Repairing and replacing heating services with energy efficient systems accounts for more than £1 million of spending per year.
As part of this work there is a commitment to ensure all refurbishment work installs water efficient technology wherever possible. We give energy performance certificates to all new tenants, and can provide further advice when necessary.
The Asset Management Plan outlines our current commitments in relation to the maintenance of local authority properties. Improvement to the energy efficiency of local authority owned properties has been identified as an investment priority.
We currently have the following case studies available for download:
- Rawlyn Court Sheltered Housing Scheme Refurbishment Case Study [PDF, 0.5MB] - Solar thermal hot water heating and general energy consumption
- Brandon Court Sheltered Housing Scheme Refurbishment Project [PDF, 0.3MB] - energy efficiency monitoring of the housing scheme since the 2011/12 refurbishment.
- East Road Garages Case Study [PDF, 0.5MB] - energy efficiency monitoring since the 2014 lighting refurbishment.