We’re upgrading customers’ homes in Essex and London to be warmer and more energy efficient as we kick off our latest sustainability project.
We will be carrying out energy efficiency upgrades to 103 customers’ homes in London and 386 in Essex. In light of rising energy costs, this project will have a hugely positive impact on our customers, helping them to keep energy usage and costs down, making their homes warmer and draughtproof, and reducing carbon emissions.
We successfully secured over £6 million in funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, a government-funded initiative that aims to support social housing providers to improve energy performance.
We’ll be working with Breyer Group and United Living to improve customers’ homes in London and Essex. We’re proud to invest in our homes for the future generation and this project, alongside our sustainable new build projects, and wider energy efficiency upgrade works, will help us to reduce our carbon footprint and help us achieve our ultimate goal of ensuring our customers’ homes have an EPC rating of D or above by March 2026.
The works will include upgrading windows and doors, installing insulation, and in some cases installing PV solar panels, all of which will have a positive impact on customers’ energy costs, which is particularly important during the cost-of-living crisis and bill price hikes.
Head of Strategic Asset Management, Joanne Hiscock: “This project will deliver big changes to our customers’ homes and will have a huge impact on the warmth of the homes, making them more affordable to heat and more comfortable to live in.”
Stephen Finch, Operations Manager, Breyer Renew: “These decarbonisation works are so important. We will be using our expertise to ensure that customers' homes provide a warmer, healthier space to live in, while also leaving a lower carbon footprint, and we’re looking forward to working with Moat to deliver this.”
Simon Will, MD, United Living Property Services: “We are delighted to be working with Moat Homes, delivering quality sustainable retrofit solutions, and showcasing some of the most advanced low carbon energy efficiency measures, to improve the lives of residents. The programme of works will help to reduce energy consumption, and improve thermal comfort, ventilation, and internal air quality.”
We’ll soon be appointing contractors for the remaining 124 homes in Kent and we’re looking forward to sharing more information soon.