Put energy efficiency in the frame for heat networks

BEIS aims to consult on a market framework for heat networks this summer, following its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s Market Study and the Industry Heat Network Task Force report Shared Warmth. This week the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) has opened for applications. Parity Projects supports the development of heat networks where they meet the demands […]

Low cost, low carbon, high hopes?

Today the National Infrastructure Commission published the first-ever assessment of the United Kingdom’s economic infrastructure needs up to 2050. More than measures The Commission has identified the need for 21,000 improvements to lofts, walls and floors every week between now and 2035 in order to reduce heat demand by over 90%.  Why this fascination with measures? […]

Tackling cold homes: a national infrastructure priority?

Rather appropriately on Cold Homes Week ministers have been told that reducing the number of cold, leaky houses in the UK should be made a national infrastructure priority. It seems there is now widespread, cross-party support for this. While this will feel like old news to us at Parity Projects and many of our industry […]

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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 […]