EPCs

Home Energy Audit / Assessment, Retrofit Design Services, Energy Performance Certificate; which one do you really need and how do you see through the jargon?

With the amount of organisations out there offering ‘energy audits’ or ‘energy assessments’ these days, particularly since the demise of the Government’s Green Deal scheme, it can be difficult to know where to start looking if you’re a homeowner. While we are yet to come across a service that offers the value of our own […]

Smarter investment for housing associations – CROHM vs EPC recommendations

If you are looking for a way to improve the energy efficiency of your worst performing stock then you might turn to your EPC certificate for recommendations. However, Parity have shown impressive savings can be made by using the minimum SAP analysis as part of the CROHM (Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers) stock assessment […]

Retrofit decisions: the role of EPCs & Green Deal Assessments

When looking to choose the right option from many available, whatever the setting, it’s a good approach to look at the extremities of choice and work in towards your favoured position. Some choices are easier to make than others of course; a new toaster – 2 or 4 slots, colour, energy rating, price. I personally […]

EPCs

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 […]

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 […]

Mind the data gap

Our Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers (CROHM) retrofit stock assessment service is unusual in that it uses clients’ specific housing data to inform the analysis, as opposed to generic archetype-based information. This approach provides  higher resolution and greater accuracy to the recommendations we are able to make. But what happens if clients come to […]