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One Million Homes CROHMed

Over the last couple of days we’ve finally had the chance to tally up the number of houses we’ve analysed through our CROHM stock assessment service for social housing, local authorities and private landlords, and it turns out that without realising we’ve passed the one million homes milestone! To mark that achievement, we’ve interviewed our Technical […]

CROHM stock assessment featured in new NHF briefing

Our CROHM stock assessment service has been featured in the National Housing Federation‘s new briefing for social housing providers “Business Planning for Energy Efficiency and Renewables”. The briefing – developed in collaboration with us, Sustainable Homes and the Carbon Savings Alliance – is intended to help registered providers build retrofit programmes that are deliverable even […]

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Demo House Short-listed for Energy Awards 2014

Today we can announce that our demo house, Hope Villa, has been short-listed for the Energy Efficient Building Project of the Year award as part of the Energy Awards 2014. The house, which is owned by Parity’s Commercial Director, Chris Newman, was renovated using our award-winning Home Energy Masterplan analysis to ensure that the most cost-effective […]

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Minimum Energy Performance Standards Consultation

This morning DECC has published its consultation on proposed minimum energy performance standards for domestic and non-domestic privately rented properties. We’ve already worked with a number of private landlords, as well as undertaking some research for the UK-GBC and WWF, to show that meeting these standards needn’t be expensive or difficult if retrofit programmes are […]

A Podcast about Home Energy Masterplan

We were recently invited by Ben Adam-Smith from House Planning Help to record a podcast explaining what our award winning Home Energy Masterplan assessment entails. We were obviously delighted to do this and decided the best way to showcase what we do would be to invite Ben along to record what happens during one of our Masterplan […]

Minimum standards, maximum benefits

Today the UK Green Building Council and WWF have published a report they jointly commissioned from us here at Parity Projects, investigating the costs and benefits of the forthcoming minimum standards for privately rented homes. Amidst concerns from some that the regulations would place an undue burden on landlords, the analysis shows that in fact […]

Funded Retrofit Workshops and Property Tours with the National Trust a Success – more to come

This week, in partnership with the National Trust (NT), we ran a fully funded workshop as part of the RE:Start Local Project for eligible SME companies in the South East of England. The workshop involved a morning of presentations and discussions at one of the National Trust Hub site on Wycombe Road, Bucks.  The presentations […]