The carbon footprint of domestic housing is one of the biggest contributors to global warming in Britain – so when looking at reducing our carbon footprint as a housing organisation, we believe working together with our residents, we can make the biggest impact on saving the planet.
We continuously seek innovative new ideas for making our homes more energy-efficient. See our case studies below on where we have managed to achieve this.
Planned maintenance for ‘Going Green’
To improve the thermal efficiency and therefore reduce the carbon emissions of our stock and in consultation with our residents panel, we are looking to focus future years spend for planned maintenance on undertaking works to reduce fuel poverty for our residents.
It is our intention to, where possible, to look to upgrade expensive to run heating systems with one’s that are more energy-efficient and therefore comparably cheaper to run.
We have already replaced heating to one estate that previously had electric panel heaters and replaced it with an Air Source Heat Pump heating system that has helped residents make savings on their energy bills.
We have also replaced old and inefficient storage heaters, with new more efficient storage heaters to a number of properties that are reported to be 25% more efficient than the old existing one’s. We are currently monitoring these properties with our residents to ensure that the claims made by the manufacturer of the new storage heaters are being realised in order to see if this is a viable option for replacing old storage heaters to other properties.
Have your say
If you would like to have your say on saha’s carbon footprint and contribute ideas or want more information on our plans and activities, we welcome your questions and input. Click here to have your say.
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