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The government has set a legal requirement for the UK to be Net Zero Carbon by 2050. This means that how our homes are insulated, heated and ventilated will change in the future.
As part of our sustainability strategy, launching soon, we have started a three-year programme of energy surveys to find out how energy efficient our homes are and find ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
The information that we collect from these surveys will help us assess how energy efficient our homes are and create updated Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) so that we can plan and cost the work required to reduce our carbon footprint.
An Energy Performance Certificate shows the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of 1-100, the higher the number, the more energy efficient the home. The scale is split into bands A to G. Band A is the most efficient rating and Band G is the least efficient. The more energy efficient a home is, the less energy it requires to heat it, and less energy used means less money is spent on gas and electricity bills.
Once an EPC is undertaken, the information about the energy efficiency of the property is available on a publicly accessible database.
The energy surveys started this month and residents who will have their home surveyed have been contacted.
If you need help or advice on your energy bills, visit the Phoenix Energy Advice Café at The Green Man every Tuesday and Wedneday between 10.00am-1.00pm.
For more information about the programme or to ask any questions, please contact us.