Research and monitoring begins with ForHousing

Work has begun on 50 properties with North-West progressive landlord ForHousing as part of their decarbonisation work.

NetZero Collective, who have been working with ForHousing since September 2020 monitoring 21 homes, has been handed an additional 50 homes, taking the total amount of ForHousing properties undergoing live energy monitoring to 71.

The live data along with feedback from ForHousing’s tenants will be used to inform a tailored retrofit plan for each home which will aim to reduce energy consumption and associated carbon emissions whilst saving the residents money on their fuel bills.

Mark Lowe, Interim Director of Sustainability at ForHousing, said: “We want to be proactive in turning words and sentiment about delivering zero-carbon housing into real action.

“Working with tenants to shape this and supporting them to feel the benefits of our decarbonisation work is at the heart of our plans.

“We’ve made a funding commitment to achieving EPC band C in all homes by 2030 as part of our wider mission to deliver high-quality homes and places.

“At ForHousing we are committed to taking energy-saving to a whole new level, because we’re passionate about empowering tenants to find manageable ways to create a better, greener home environment and community.”

NetZero Collective is working alongside ForHousing to help them achieve their goal to make all their homes net zero by 2050. The Collective is also working with property services contractor Liberty to develop a proposed programme of work.

NetZero Collective Lead, Neil Waite, said: “We are delighted to be working with ForHousing to assess the needs of their homes and deliver a programme of works which will achieve their carbon reduction targets and improve the lives of residents.”