SOCIAL HOUSING RETROFIT PILOT STUDY

The South West Energy Hub commissioned BRE to develop retrofit strategies for 5 social landlords as a pilot of the type of support that landlords may require to begin their retrofit journey towards decarbonisation.

The short term milestone for landlords is that their homes should achieve at least EPC Band C by 2035, or by 2030 for fuel poor households, where practical, cost effective, and affordable.

A range of financial incentives are in place or proposed to support this transition, but many landlords are uncertain about the most appropriate retrofit measures to deploy to meet the short term targets (while being mindful of longer term decarbonisation targets), and how best to prioritise homes to receive measures.

Each of the 5 participating landlords received a detailed retrofit strategy report setting out a reasoned approach to the prioritisation of their housing stock for retrofit measures over the coming years.

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