Our new Energy Advisor, Amanda Kean started work with us on 1st April 2014 – with funding from the Big Lottery, Amanda will be employed three days per week for 15 months. Working with our tenants, she is offering an energy assessments within the home, help and advice on heating the home, setting the programme for your boiler, help with tariff selection and fuel switching. So far the results hve been really positive and customers should see some real savings – for example, on average £260 per annum – on their bills going forward.
We completed the upgrade of 109 tenemental properties in the centre of Barrhead with internal wall insulation during early 2014. This was an externally funded project and should benefit customers in the longer term with reduced fuel bills. Additional funding from SFHA/Home Energy Ideas has allowed us to track the energy savings using monitoring equipment – results will be known in a few months.
The Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing – tenant’s guide – download a copy here