Our Home Analytics database for UK housing stock can help housing providers plan and deliver programmes to improve energy efficiency, alleviate fuel poverty, and move towards net zero.
Energy retrofit of an individual home is complex. Retrofitting a portfolio of homes is even more difficult. To do this efficiently, asset managers need sound data to underpin their strategies and decision making.
Similarly, finding the most suitable homes for your energy retrofit product or service can often be a strain on time and resources.
We can help you address both these needs with Home Analytics, an extensive database we’ve developed for UK housing stock. It offers a quick and efficient way to help you gain insight into a particular housing portfolio, allowing you to target your efforts and resources effectively.
Home Analytics for local authorities, social landlords and businesses
Home Analytics has been used by governments, local authorities and housing associations to help them in developing, targeting and delivering their stock investment, retrofit projects and programmes.
The database has also been used by commercial businesses to effectively position products.
Local authorities and housing associations are currently using Home Analytics to support climate emergency and carbon reduction planning.
You can also use the database to identify which homes are eligible for government grants to get crucial support for residents who need it most.
Basing your strategy on the energy and socio-economic characteristics of homes and households within your area will allow you to deliver the best impact with limited resources. This includes considering factors such as levels of insulation, property age and archetype, boiler type, and customer vulnerabilities.
With Home Analytics you can:
Save time and resources understanding your housing stock with address level data.
Integrate data from your own stock investment plans to optimise retrofit planning and return on investment.
Support households based on home energy and income / fuel poverty characteristics.
Plan to cost effectively improve the energy efficiency and Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) score of your properties to meet targets such as minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) band C.
Identify potential for low carbon retrofit.
Focus resident engagement efforts based on an understanding of their energy issues and needs.
Home Analytics can help you to better understand key housing stock characteristics. With this information, you can enhance your new business acquisition strategies, focus the targeting for your product or service and increase return on investment.
You can use Home Analytics to:
Create a data-led strategy for your products and services, targeting areas which will best help your business grow.
Save time and money identifying your ideal market.
Improve customer engagement and loyalty by tailoring the customer experience to their environment.
Have more impact and sales through tailored customer engagement plans.
Home Analytics Scotland provides essential data on the Scottish housing stock.
This data is provided down to the address level and is available to the Scottish Government and local authorities to assist them in developing, targeting and delivering policies, schemes and programmes designed to improve energy efficiency, install renewable technologies and alleviate fuel poverty.
Use your Home Analytics data to identify which homes need energy efficiency and renewable technology interventions.
You’ll then need to run, test and model different scenarios to find the best way to deliver energy bill savings for households, improve SAP scores and decarbonise homes in the most cost and resource efficient way.
For this, we recommend our Portfolio Energy Assessment Tool (PEAT) as a quick and effective way to discover what actions will yield the best results.
Portfolio Energy Assessment Tool
With our Portfolio Energy Assessment Tool (PEAT), you can model and compare the outcomes for different retrofit scenarios based on your home energy data. You can then use the results to determine the most effective strategy for your energy efficiency or decarbonisation programme.
PEAT models individual properties, up to complete portfolios. It can also consider specific areas or neighbourhoods.
PEAT translates Home Analytics data into SAP inputs.
It uses a SAP calculation engine to recommend a package of retrofit measures for each home and allows the available measures package to be tailored to your needs.
With PEAT you can:
Use our standard measures to cost set, or use your own.
Take into account scheduled stock investments, such as window or boiler replacements, to optimise resource use.
Get reporting on retrofit costs, bill savings, CO2 reductions and calculated SAP and space heating demand improvements for each property.
See models for several different retrofit scenarios based on your target SAP score, space heating demand and budget.
Is the Portfolio Energy Assessment Tool for you? Get in touch with us to find how out how we can help.