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Innovative energy solutions for Nottingham Community HousingAn innovative energy project is well under way across Nottinghamshire, thanks to funds from National Energy Action (NEA). Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) received a charitable grant of over £350,000 to deliver the project, tackling fuel poverty in 74 properties across the county.
The funding, part of a national programme, the Technical Innovation Fund; Health and Innovation Programme, aims to facilitate community-level trials of innovative solutions utilising measures not traditionally within the scope of current fuel poverty and retrofit energy efficiency programmes.
Andrea Griffiths-James from NCHA said: “We are delighted to be awarded this grant to enable us to work with Green Vision Energy Ltd to deliver this energy saving programme.”
NCHA is committed to upgrading existing homes to improve energy efficiency and help reduce fuel bills for residents. The grant has funded the introduction of High Heat Retention, Smart Storage Heaters alongside further complimentary energy saving measures such as Voltage Optimisation; High Heat Retention Hot Water Cylinders and LED Lighting. Additionally, tenant training and tariff switching guidance has helped individuals to change old habits and save even further.
Jenny Saunders OBE, Chief Executive of NEA said: “This is a new and exciting programme for NEA. We know that the solutions to tackling fuel poverty require innovation and need to be tailored to local communities and this fund has given us the opportunity to test out a range of solutions.”
The work was completed at the end of September 2016; results will be evaluated during a two year monitoring programme to demonstrate the impact the project has made.
In 2015 Greenvision Energy were approached by Boston Mayflower Housing Association to look at replacing the heating system to two of their properties. We carried out surveys and talked with the tenants and housing officers to see what the main problems were with the existing systems, which were old storage heaters running on Economy 7.
The issues highlighted were:
No control over heat output, expensive top up heat used in the evenings, high pre-pay meter charges and condensation and damp issues
We proposed to overhaul the heating system and install Dimplex Quantum Smart Storage heaters, alongside Dimplex Qrad radiators in the bedrooms and a new Dimplex water heater. Every aspect of the project, from initial survey through to installation and tenant training was managed by Greenvision Energy and was carried out professionally and quickly by our team of experienced installers. We also carried out additional services such as tariff switching and energy saving advice to help the tenants save even more. Sign up to newsletter for more update and case studies on Dimplex Quantum Storage Heaters case studies. Such as the NEA Health & Innovation Programme (HIP).
Riverside Housing Association Case Study Whole House Approach
In 2013 Greenvision Energy were approached by Riverside Housing Association to look at replacing an old LPG heating system for a 4 bed bungalow that is part of a sheltered housing scheme. We carried out a survey and talked with the tenants and housing officers to see what the main problems were with the existing system.
The issues highlighted were
High running costs and no control over existing heating system. They wanted to be able to set different temperatures and times in different rooms. They also had high water demands and would constantly run out of hot water. Electrical appliances failed on a regular basis due to the high incoming main voltage. The tenants were also on a standard tariff for many years and were paying 15% more for their energy than they needed to.
Greenvision installed low consumption electric radiators & a hot water cylinder (Rointe), plus 4 kw solar PV system with an Immserun device to maximise the electricity generated by the solar panels during the day time to heat the tenants hot water. We also fitted a voltage optimisation unit which stepped down the incoming voltage saving electricity and increasing the life of their appliances. We also changed the tenants from standard tariff to fix rate tariff. Every aspect of the project, from initial survey through to installation was managed by Greenvision Energy and was carried out professionally and quickly by our team of experienced installers.
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Emma Stacey, John Dillon, Andover
"Both myself and John would like to say how impressed we were with the service from Green Vision Yesterday and in particular with the two chaps that attended. They were very courteous and tidy and even set all the settings on the radiators before leaving which I felt was above and beyond to the service. We were left with all the necessary paperwork and instructions and were extremely happy Green Vision were able to dispose of our old radiators. Fab job and we are very happy customers, lovely to come into a warm office without having to worry about turning it on and setting it ourselves."
G McTernan, London
“Greenvision has to be the most helpful company ever sent to my property. No mess and no confusion they just got the job done. What impressed me more than anything is that they saved me £220 by switching my energy tariff. How’s that for service! I was not expecting them to go the extra mile but this really made the difference.”
Sahra Bashi, London
“The service your company provides is top quality – from the initial survey right through to handing over. Installation was stress free and it greatly helps that the installers were courteous and clean. You showed genuine interest in saving me money on my electrical bills and I’m delighted to say that Greenvision saved me £180 by switching my tariff. I was never aware how simple this was! The new smart storage heaters are clearly going to save me even more on my electrical bills in the years to come.”
Pauline Miller, Surrey
““Seldom do I write about a company but I needed to in this case. I have had heaters from other companies, but the heaters I ordered from Greenvision Energy surpasses all others. One has to compare when buying these days and choose what suits, price, efficiency and service. There was no comparison in this case, Greenvision Energy is perfect in every way. This company excels.”
“It is nice to deal with a company that also has a very good aftersales service, a rare thing these days. Your quick response to my programming queries and energy saving advice was superb. Your sales co-ordinator Jade Cooke was especially helpful. Many thanks Greenvision Energy for all your help.”