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Forth Housing Association Fuel Switching Phase 1-3

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Client: Forth Housing Association
Location: Stirling
Energy Efficiency Measures: Removal of existing electric storage heating and replacement with gas central heating systems in 200 properties.
Property Types:

The Association has a wide range of property types including a number of 4 & 5-storey blocks of flats in city centre locations.

Summary of project

Phases 1, 2 & 3 of the Association’s gas infill programme replaced existing electric storage heating with high efficiency gas central heating and hot water. After successfully completing the first gas infill project in 2011, Everwarm were successful in winning the tender to deliver phases 2 & 3. These 3 phases provided a new gas infrastructure, meters and heating systems to 200 tenants who will benefit from a more efficient heating and hot water system with savings on their energy bills of around £400 per year.

Funding Mechanism

Everwarm co-ordinated the funding model that included 2 main funding streams:

  • CESP – Everwarm’s utility partner of choice for this project was Scottish Power
  • Infrastructure Works – the works were carried out by specialist sub-contractors who provided funding support for the provision of the gas supply to these of-gas areas.

 

Tenure Mix

Forth Housing Association has a diverse range of tenants including elderly and vulnerable. To ensure that these tenants received the required support each installation received a pre-installation visit from the Everwarm contract supervisor and a representative from the Association. As well as discussing the scope of works, these visits provided tenants with the opportunity to raise any issues regarding the timing of the work, specific requests for the location of radiators and boiler and any special help that may be required lifting flooring, moving furniture etc.

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