The government have committed £3.8 billion over a 10-year period for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. This is aimed at improving the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of homes to a rating of ‘C’ or above, leading to improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.
The approach is generally looking at the ‘fabric’ first such as external wall insulation, loft, cavity wall and underfloor insulation. Some properties also receive renewable technologies such as solar panels or air source heat pumps to move away from relying on fossil fuels to power and heat these buildings.
Wave 1 was awarded £179m and completed in April 2023, resulting in 8103 measures being installed in 4602 households.
Wave 2 runs to March 2025 and has been allocated £778 million of government funding.
The Midlands Net Zero Hub works with a consortium of local authorities to secure funding for the region (£14.9 million in wave 1) and deliver improvements to thousands of homes is the Midlands.
Westville have worked with a number of these local authorities in the East Midlands on Wave 1 and continue to do so for Wave 2, creating the most effective solutions for the properties selected. Westville have already worked with Derby Homes transforming an area of Derby using SHDF funding.
Other SHDF projects Westville are currently working on are with Nottingham City Council Housing Services, Nottingham City Housing Association and East Midlands Homes.
For more information regarding working with Westville to meet your local area energy efficiency targets, please don’t hesitate to contact the Westville team today and we will be happy to help. Email Linda at [email protected] or send us a message using the form below.