Helping your tenants out of fuel poverty
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a legal requirement placed on large energy suppliers by the government. Each supplier is obligated to deliver a range of energy saving measures that help to improve the energy efficiency of some of the country’s most vulnerable households, whilst reducing carbon emissions.
At Anesco, we work closely with councils and local authorities across Great Britain providing access to ECO4 funding and property upgrades, which in turn can help to improve the quality of life for the tenants, whilst enabling each local authority to meet their carbon reduction objectives.
For local authorities there are two forms of ECO funding available which vary depending on whether the property is social housing or private housing. For large housing stocks with a low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G the ECO scheme can make a real impact and difference to the property.
Anesco currently has over funding available under the ECO4 scheme, this funding has the potential to improve not only the energy efficiency of hundreds of thousands of homes across Great Britain, but the quality of life for the occupants.
ECO eligibility – Social housing
For social housing, funding under the ECO scheme is available for local authorities to make energy efficiency improvements to their housing stock, however, the property needs to fall within an E, F, or G rating and be rented below the market rate.
Eligibility for ECO funding for social housing is typically allocated because the household falls within a low income bracket and is considered to be in fuel poverty and vulnerable to the cold.
Anesco works directly with local authorities providing access to funding under the ECO scheme. We have created a network of approved social energy installers, that will ensure all work is carried out to a high standard and completed in the best interest of the property and the tenant.
The measures funded under ECO can include:
- Cavity wall insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Room in roof insulation
- Underfloor insulation
- Flat roof insulation
- First time central heating
- Air source heat pumps
- Heating controls as part of a first time central heating installation
Local Authority private housing
For a local authority with private housing stock there is ECO funding available, however to qualify the tenant will need to be deemed in fuel poverty or on a low income and vulnerable to the cold.
Depending on the tenure of the property some of the funding available may be restricted. In all cases the tenant will need to speak with the relevant local authority provider to confirm eligibility for any ECO energy grant.
As one of the UK’s largest and most established ECO managing agents, we are proud to be helping tackle fuel poverty by creating warmer, more energy efficient homes.
Why work with Anesco?
As a highly successful managing agent for the ECO scheme, Anesco helps local authorities tackle fuel poverty with energy efficiency measures that in turn support the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.
We have a deep understanding of the practicalities associated with driving carbon reduction across communities and the challenges and issues faced by local government, particularly when dealing with vulnerable customers.
As a managing agent for the ECO scheme, we have funding available for improvement works.
Because no two requirements are the same, we will design bespoke packages for both small and large schemes, from conducting the initial stock surveys through to onsite project management. Our dedicated inhouse team, along with our nationwide network of accredited ECO4 approved installers, will work closely with you to ensure the smooth delivery of all measures.
For tenants living in social housing, you may be able to have improvements made to your property under the ECO4 scheme, however in all cases you must contact your local authority directly.
ECO installers working in social housing
If you are a PAS2030:2035 certified installer specialising in energy efficiency measures that fall within the scope of the government ECO4 scheme and you are interested in working with Anesco, then you can apply to join our social energy approved installer network.
We have funding available and there are many benefits to working with us, including highly attractive payment terms and administrative support.