200,000 Homes Assessed – What Have We Learnt?

By: Sustainable Homes
Jan. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Sustainable Homes has been undertaking Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers (CROHM) assessments across the country for Housing Associations, Councils and ALMOs. Looking at all the housing providers who have had their stock assessed, what does it tell us about the state of the sector’s stock, if anything?

One thing that stands out for all organisations that manage a property portfolio, is that despite achieving a good average SAP rating, there are still many properties that fail to achieve an A, B or C Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, coming in at a SAP of 68 or less – some much less.

Given that research has shown that to meet the Climate Change Act target of a 80% reduction on 1990 levels of CO2 emissions, properties need to be brought up to a SAP of 81-86, and given the now annual high levels of increase in energy providers charges, improving the energy efficiency of housing stock / improving SAP ratings is essential. Identifying the least energy efficient stock is therefore important not just in raising average SAP, but also in tackling fuel poverty and meeting carbon reduction commitments.

So how can CROHM help? 1) Data cleansing and checking - CROHM pulls the data together about your stock and performs a deep and thorough check.

2) Modelling focused on your goals and requirements - CROHM then takes this improved data and your level of investment can be modelled according to your priorities.

Some of our clients had this to say about their recent CROHM analysis service:

“Very useful. This exercise was an essential ingredient in determining the future investment for Trident’s stock. It provides a specific route map for prioritising future investment”.
- Tony Clark, Director of Housing, Trident Social Investment Group

““CROHM is a good process that relies on good data being provided by the client. We now have a clear indicator of what we need to do to meet our objectives, along with cost and benefit for each measure. I am more than happy to recommend the CROHM service”  “
- Mark Briggs, Strategic Asset Manager, Northwards Housing

Interested in having a CROHM analysis done?  Email us on info@sustainablehomes.co.uk or call 020 8973 0429

Sustainable Homes is proud to announce our National Adaptation & Climate Change Conference (http://www.sustainablehomes.co.uk/shift-adaptation-confer...) on the 17th February- London. We will investigate the research and action being taken to reduce likelihood and impacts of overheating, flooding and improving water efficiency.

Andrew Eagles
0208 973 0429
Tags:Architects, Carbon Reduction, Energy Efficiency, CROHM
Industry:Business, Environment
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