When winter approaches, we tend to remain indoors and open our radiator valves for warmth and comfort. However, for an increasing number of the most vulnerable people, that is not possible. According to National Energy Action data, “about 12,000 people die each year from health conditions arising or worsening from having a cold home.” Fuel poverty in high-cost, low-income households has continued to increase. Ground Heat, through collaborations with housing associations and registered landlords, is providing renewable alternatives for heating housing stock. By using ground source heat pumps, we have combatted fuel poverty by reducing residents’ fuel bills significantly while concurrently generating revenue through government grants. With vast retrofit experience in tower blocks, multi-rise and residential properties, Ground Heat works closely with its clients to deliver tailored concepts for the replacement of out-of-date and expensive heating systems. Through government initiatives and renewable heat incentives, we also offer professional guidance to access potential funding.
From initial consultation through to installation, we manage every phase of the process to guide and advise you. Ground Heat has acted as a principal contractor and specialist advisor on many projects, ensuring both tenant and landlord are equally satisfied. At the outset, we calculate your energy requirements, architectural constraints and the project’s viability. Afterwards, we supply a site survey of the property detailing our recommendations. Every proposal guarantees maximum efficiency plus savings to both resident and landlords. Fitting a ground source heat pump is only the beginning of the measures landlords and registered social landlords can take to optimise their funding eligibility. The Renewable Heat Incentive provides quarterly payments over 7 or 20 years, depending on the design of the installation. External wall insulation and Energy Company Obligation funding are also on offer to eligible installations.
Funding is fundamental to residents benefiting from renewable energy. Ground Heat is dedicated to combating fuel poverty, thereby enabling many vulnerable people to save on their annual fuel allowance. We can assist social housing developments with applications for funding renewable energy and low-carbon installations. We have completed many applications for renewable-heat incentives for domestic and non-domestic installations.
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