PRESS RELEASE - £3M Funding Pot for Social Housing Heating Retro-fit
£3M funding pot for social housing heating retro-fit announced by heating installation specialist, Ecoliving.
Ecoliving, part of the Glasgow based Turner Group, has today announced that they are making available £3,000,000 to support social landlords in the fight against fuel poverty.
The timing of the announcement coincides with the opening to applications, later this month, of the second round of funding from the £150M Warm Homes Fund and just ahead of the December date that marks the 3 year countdown to the 2020 EESSH milestone.
The £3M of funding is designed to strengthen bids to the Warm Homes Fund by keeping the amount per property to a minimum and enabling more properties to be treated.
While also available for new gas boiler installations, Ecoliving is most excited about supporting social housing retro-fit projects with their innovative renewable heating solutions, expertise and experience. This can also open up an additional revenue stream for the social landlord from the Renewable Heat Incentive and potentially ECO funding.
Commenting on the £3M funding announcement, Ecoliving Managing Director, Keith Kemsley said, ‘This funding is the catalyst that makes heating retro-fit projects affordable for social landlords by leveraging project funding from various additional sources and it brings forward action on fuel poverty and carbon reduction. We are speaking to social landlords with projects identified as well as those needing support to scope projects for a Warm Homes Fund bid before the Round 2 application window closes in February.’
Ecoliving works with social landlords, supporting them in their Warm Home Fund bid with technical specifications, fully costed project design and robust delivery plans.
9th November 2017
Notes for Editors:
Ecoliving was one of the first UK companies to be established with a total focus on on-site renewable energy back in 2004 and now with over 13 years’ experience of some 2,500 installations continues to offer a broad range of heating and energy efficiency solutions for domestic and commercial applications.
With early accreditations and the winning of government pilot projects, Ecoliving established itself as one of the leading on-site renewable energy specialists and has experience of social housing retro-fit and new build projects from Shetland to the Isle of Wight.
Ecoliving’s single source service can be summarised under the key delivery stages of Consult; Design; Install; Maintain. A consultative approach means that the most appropriate solution for each project is arrived at based on its own unique characteristics. The company has expertise across a broad range of technologies including:
- Biomass Boilers
- Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
- Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps
- Solar Thermal and Solar PV Systems
- Underfloor heating and other distribution systems
- District Heating
t. 0141 309 5543 Ecoliving Contact: Keith Kemsley, Managing Director
Warm Homes Fund
The Warm Homes Fund (WHF) is a £150million fund administered by Affordable Warmth Solution
(AWS) across England, Wales and Scotland, primarily designed to address the issues of fuel poverty and inadequate/expensive to run heating systems by incentivising the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel.
AWS is a National Grid and Community Interest Company.
Round One saw a total of 234 applications received with 43 applicants progressing through to contract discussions stage, representing around £32m of funding, and the installation of c.9,000 heating systems measures.