To achieve these targets you may need to plan improvement programmes, identify funding support and overcome barriers, such as when owner occupiers block works.
Support for social housing providers
Energy Saving Trust can support you through the following:
We can offer you advice on procurement, sourcing funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), and how to make your properties more energy efficient and warmer for tenants. For more information call Mark McArthur, ECO Support Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 555 7913.
You can also get in touch with Home Energy Scotland to find out more about local schemes and support by calling 0808 808 2282 for free, impartial advice.
The HEEPS Loan scheme for Registered Social Landlords (RSL) is now closed to new customers.
Energy Saving Trust is proud to have been a part of the scheme between 2016 and 2023, working alongside the Scottish Government to support social landlords across Scotland improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock.
If you’re an existing RSL, your loan will continue to be administered and managed by Energy Saving Trust. If you require support with an existing loan, please contact Energy Saving Trust directly by emailing heepsRSL@est.org.uk or calling 0808 108 9414.
If you’re a social landlord in Scotland. support for installing zero-emissions heating systems and energy efficiency measures are available via the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund.
The Green Network for Social Housing can connect you with other social housing providers with an interest in installing renewables or improving the energy efficiency of their buildings. This enables you to share experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm.
The Scottish Government’s district heating loan fund is designed to help address the financial and technical barriers to district heating projects.
Loans up to £500,000 are available as low interest unsecured loans, with repayment terms of either 10 or 15 years. Loans for larger projects (over £500,000) will also be considered on a case by case basis. A typical interest rate of 3.5% applies for low risk projects (including those delivered by RSL’s).
Since 2011, more than £10 million has been lent to 40 different projects across Scotland. These projects have generated benefits such as providing affordable warmth to householders, creating local employment, reducing costs for businesses and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Home Analytics is a unique record of energy efficiency installations that have been implemented in the domestic building stock, taking into account every address and systematically accounting for skews and biases in the underlying datasets.
It can help social housing providers plan, deliver and monitor progress on programmes to improve energy efficiency and alleviate fuel poverty.
For information about the datasets available in Home Analytics, eligibility criteria, how to access Home Analytics and user guides and documentation, please visit Home Analytics.
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