NEP wins Ebico Trust funds to roll out life changing energy improvements in Sneinton

NEP wins Ebico Trust funds to roll out life changing energy improvements in Sneinton

19 October 2016 - News from NEP

We are thrilled to announce that our application to The Ebico Trust has been successful.  
 
This £27,000 injection will allow us to deliver a range of practical energy
improvements to a maximum of 24 old, cold, privately rented households in Sneinton that are most affected by fuel poverty. This project is being delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health team.
 
Environmental Health will firstly identify which energy saving measures are best for
the property via a free Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). NEP will then install
the energy saving recommendations that will lower the occupant’s energy bills and increase their comfort.  On average, each property should see a reduction in their yearly fuel bill of up to £300. 
 
Alison Thomas from Environmental Health is excited to get started;
“This project ensures our EPCs will result in practical improvements in a relatively short space of time. Improving quality of life is at the core of what
do and this project will do exactly that.”
 
Landlords will be offered a choice of one large measure and one small measure.
Large measures include subsidised solid wall insulation, boiler replacements and
new composite external doors. Small measures include under floor insulation, LED
lighting and improved heating controls. 
 
The private landlord will be required to pay a contribution towards these measures; typically 35% of the full cost. Not only will the improvements benefit existing tenants, but many tenants over the years, making the property more desirable and more
likely to attract long term tenants.
 
Darren Barker, NEP’s Home Improvement Manager said;
"This project builds on what NEP is already delivering in the area as a partner
of Remourban, a
 European funded Smart Cities project; NEP will be insulating
50 private sector properties with solid wall insulation and upgrading their lighting to LED over the coming months. Improving the energy efficiency of
a property is the most effective way of eradicating fuel poverty and reducing cold-related illnesses”.
 
The Ebico Trust is a registered charity set up in 2009 to support projects in
fuel-poor communities. Any financial surplus that Ebico make goes into this Trust which approves grants of up to £60k every quarter. 
 
This is a one year project, starting in November 2016.