The solution works with local authorities and landlords to develop cost-effective retrofit programmes that meet their cost, comfort and carbon goals. Without having data ready, and the software to model it, local authorities are missing opportunities to bid for funding, to target that funding where it is most needed, and gain efficiencies from layering with other investment.
The solution is not a replacement for in-house assessment, but gives local authorities the ability to plan works at scale and target in-house surveys accordingly, whether that is to move forward with a PAS2035 retrofit assessment or simply collect more data to improve decision-making; and to track progress.
Case study 1: London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth successfully bid for funding from the Government to provide support with energy efficiency and low-carbon heating to low income households in the most energy-inefficient homes. To be eligible, households must:
- Have a household income of £30,000 or less.
- Live in a property with an EPC rating of E, F or G (the three lowest ratings).
Using Pathways introductory Baseline service, the Councils were able to tailor their focus to 2,000 homes, from an original list of 15,000, to reduce the costs of the mailout and improve the quality of the information that could be provided to residents.
Case study 2: Greater Manchester Combined Authority required an evidence base and decision support tool to develop business cases to unlock investment opportunities for domestic retrofit. Parity Projects used its Pathways service to assess the need and potential for retrofit in GMCA’s 1.2 million homes. It used address-level energy performance data, real-world pricing, and the ability to test 3,000 different interventions in scenarios constrained by planning restrictions, budget and the clients’ preferred measures. It then reported on the baseline performance, and potential costs and benefits of ‘net zero’ retrofit, by local authority area. This has formed the basis of ongoing strategic development and planning by the Authority.
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