Renewable Energy for Social Housing Providers
There are many reasons why Social Housing providers such as Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords should consider renewable energy for their housing stock. Among the many advantages of renewable energy for tenants is that heat pumps for example are safer, cleaner and more efficient than traditional oil or gas fired boiler systems and can significantly help to protect tenants from the growing issue of fuel poverty due to the substantial cost-savings they can provide. Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems provide another way combating fuel poverty by generating ‘free’ electricity for properties thereby reducing energy bills for tenants.
While there is no doubt that renewable energy has the potential to be a very cost-effective and highly beneficial option for Social Housing providers, it’s vitally important to select the most suitable project partner in order to maximise that potential.
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A tailored renewable energy solution
Ice Energy has a proud history of providing solutions and advice on renewable energy for Social Housing providers. We have worked closely with host of Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords on a range of retrofit and new build projects over many years that have benefited both the organisations involved and their tenants.
An Ice Energy solution is designed to deliver the most effective solution for providing renewable energy for Social Housing providers and can be tailored to meet teach organisations specific requirements. We will meet those requirements by fostering a close working relationship with all relevant parties from Asset Managers to the tenants themselves. We believe it is vital for the Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords we work with to have a complete and thorough understanding of all the options available and once committed, have every relevant support service in place before, during and after the project goes live.
Renewable energy experience
As a responsible Social Housing provider, you take great care to ensure the welfare of your tenants so it’s imperative that when choosing a partner to supply your renewable energy needs, you have the confidence and trust that the company you are considering can deliver what they promise.
Since 2003, Ice Energy has installed more ground source heat pumps than any other company in the UK and the experience we have gained in the specification and supply of these products is second to none. Our experience also extends into both air source heat pumps and solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems providing us with the products and skills to supply the most effective solution for you and your tenants.
Understanding the issues
Through our significant experience in the sector, we understand the many issues facing Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords from budget management to tenant safety as well as the increasing problem of fuel poverty. Because of this understanding and our expertise within the renewable energy industry, we are ideally placed to provide the most practical solutions and advice on renewable energy for Social Housing providers. We can also work with you to identify renewable energy funding, an all important factor when managing budgets.
The role we play in the provision of renewable energy for Social Housing providers is as flexible as it is varied. We are equally able to provide our skills as a main contractor for a project or as a sub-contractor working collaboratively with others. In addition to this:
We provide our design and supply expertise ensuring you have the renewable energy products to do the job as and when required.
Full project management services are provided to give complete peace of mind throughout the duration of the works.
There are no unwelcome surprises around cost. Our fixed price works include the drilling of boreholes where necessary using our considerable experience in this field.
We will support you and your tenants with both pre-works consultation as well as providing tailored hand over packs to ensure they understand the technology before and after installation.
Ongoing support is key so we provide a service support structure that includes quick response initiatives and a life-time support service utilising the considerable skills of our dedicated team of nationwide engineers.
Another important factor for Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords to consider are the credentials of the company they are partnering with. Ice Energy and our products are accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which is vital in securing access to incentives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) the Feed-in-Tariff and renewable energy funding as a whole. We are Renewable Energy Consumer Code members and members of a number of construction trade organisations where in many case we are listed as approved suppliers. We have also attained ISO9001 and ISO14001 status further demonstrating our dedication to a management system which ensures our products and services meet requirements agreed with our customers at all times.