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    • Energy AwarenessEnergy Awareness Darcy Pace Marc Brooker and Danny Bennett
    • Energy AwarenessEnergy Awareness  IntroductionIntroduction  Darcy Pace BA Hons Dip HI HEADarcy Pace BA Hons Dip HI HEA  Marc Brooker Dip DEA C&G 6176Marc Brooker Dip DEA C&G 6176  Danny Bennett Dip DEA C&G 6176Danny Bennett Dip DEA C&G 6176  EPCs and EA for StockEPCs and EA for Stock  Since November 2009Since November 2009  2008 EA visits as of May 20132008 EA visits as of May 2013  4161 EPCs visits as of May 20134161 EPCs visits as of May 2013
    • ContentsContents  EPCsEPCs  EAsEAs  Renewables and LZCRenewables and LZC  Tariffs SwitchingTariffs Switching  QuizQuiz
    • EPCEPC  Oct 2008 EPBD Article 7Oct 2008 EPBD Article 7  Sold RentedSold Rented (now some holiday lets)(now some holiday lets)  Rates Property from 0 - 100Rates Property from 0 - 100  Gives RecommendationsGives Recommendations on improvementson improvements
    •  Average Rating in the UK is now 60Average Rating in the UK is now 60  GreenSquare has set a high target to haveGreenSquare has set a high target to have all properties at minimum of 65 and anall properties at minimum of 65 and an average of 70average of 70  Which would make homes more affordableWhich would make homes more affordable to heat, have lower carbon emissions,to heat, have lower carbon emissions, more efficient to heat and lower demandsmore efficient to heat and lower demands on fossil fuelson fossil fuels •EPCs are done to all void properties and inEPCs are done to all void properties and in conjunction with EA visitsconjunction with EA visits •GreenSquare aim do all EPCs in 5 yearsGreenSquare aim do all EPCs in 5 years
    • What does an EPC consist ofWhat does an EPC consist of  Calculate the volume of the dwellingCalculate the volume of the dwelling  Work out how hard the heatingWork out how hard the heating systems has to work andsystems has to work and  How quickly that heat leaks outHow quickly that heat leaks out  = the rdSAP rating= the rdSAP rating
    • Low SAPLow SAP  If the DwellingIf the Dwelling Falls below 65Falls below 65 SAP we areSAP we are tasked withtasked with finding a costfinding a cost effective wayeffective way of raising theof raising the Rating to 65 orRating to 65 or aboveabove
    • The ChallengeThe Challenge  18% of Avon & Marden Stock 132818% of Avon & Marden Stock 1328 Dwellings are estimated to be belowDwellings are estimated to be below 65 SAP65 SAP  Isis is Much lowerIsis is Much lower A Task Which is being met with enthusiasm
    • Common Improvements to raiseCommon Improvements to raise SAP ratingSAP rating  InsulationInsulation – walls solid & cavity insulated plaster board– walls solid & cavity insulated plaster board  Heating controlsHeating controls – programmer room stat TRV– programmer room stat TRV  Blocking open ChimneysBlocking open Chimneys  Removing Gas FiresRemoving Gas Fires  Adding FNSHAdding FNSH  Fuel SwitchingFuel Switching  RenewablesRenewables  CFL – Low Energy Light BulbsCFL – Low Energy Light Bulbs  Upgrading Hot Water Tanks – Stat and FoamUpgrading Hot Water Tanks – Stat and Foam  Windows – Low E detectors, post 2002Windows – Low E detectors, post 2002  Draught proofingDraught proofing  A rated boilersA rated boilers  Renewables and LZCRenewables and LZC
    • Thanks for Listening
    • Energy Advice VisitsEnergy Advice Visits Fighting Fuel PovertyFighting Fuel Poverty Darcy Pace Marc Brooker & Danny Bennett
    • Visits – How they happenVisits – How they happen • Tenant requestsTenant requests • Electrically heated homesElectrically heated homes • PRCPRC • Target sub 65 SAPTarget sub 65 SAP To date 2008 Visits – May 2013To date 2008 Visits – May 2013
    • Advice given on VisitsAdvice given on Visits • 10% of Income10% of Income • Is the Heating System understoodIs the Heating System understood • TariffsTariffs • Prepayment / RecalibrationPrepayment / Recalibration • How much are you paying on Bills – contactHow much are you paying on Bills – contact suppliersupplier • Read and report meter readingsRead and report meter readings • Renewables / south facingRenewables / south facing • Bespoke advise to suit lifestyle and dwelling asBespoke advise to suit lifestyle and dwelling as well as heating type gas electric oil etc.well as heating type gas electric oil etc.
    • • No more cheap fuel extra layerNo more cheap fuel extra layer • Ventilation / condensationVentilation / condensation • Foil behind radsFoil behind rads • Draft proofingDraft proofing • Blackout curtainsBlackout curtains • Air circulation obstructing heat flowAir circulation obstructing heat flow • Explain immersion - leafletExplain immersion - leaflet • Explain NSH - leafletExplain NSH - leaflet • Water meter – rule of thumbWater meter – rule of thumb • Oil Direct DebitOil Direct Debit • The perception NSH are costly to runThe perception NSH are costly to run
    • • Energy saving bulbsEnergy saving bulbs • Tumble dryerTumble dryer • Understand Energy LabelsUnderstand Energy Labels • Filling the kettleFilling the kettle • TV Standby – TV Power DownTV Standby – TV Power Down • Shower / BathShower / Bath • Owl MonitorOwl Monitor
    • MoneyfriendMoneyfriend • Part funding the CABPart funding the CAB • Expert Tariff AdviceExpert Tariff Advice • Debt CounsellingDebt Counselling • Arrange Water MetersArrange Water Meters • BudgetingBudgeting
    • EAs in Partnership with C.A.V.E and MP Simon Hughes Demonstrating our thermal imaging camera – a useful tool in spotting heat loss
    • ThermographsThermographs
    • Pre Payment Meter RecalibrationPre Payment Meter Recalibration New Legislation 1st April 2010
    • CondensationCondensation • VentilationVentilation • Poor/Lack of HeatingPoor/Lack of Heating • MoistureMoisture • Residents Blame Property DesignResidents Blame Property Design etcetc • Life Style AdviceLife Style Advice
    • Renewables and LZC TechnologiesRenewables and LZC Technologies
    • Renewables / LZCRenewables / LZC TechnologiesTechnologies • Solar Photo VoltaicSolar Photo Voltaic • FITsFITs • 2 Kwh Systems2 Kwh Systems • 45˚ of South45˚ of South GreenSquare's Methuen Park office has recently had 204 Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels installed over three roof pitches. the panels amount to 49.98kW – providing 41.5% of our energy needs
    • Solar ThermalSolar Thermal • Hot Water GenerationHot Water Generation • RHIRHI • 3-4 beds with High3-4 beds with High Hot water NeedsHot water Needs
    • Wind TechnologyWind Technology • DomesticDomestic • IndustrialIndustrial
    • Ground & Air Source Heat PumpsGround & Air Source Heat Pumps •Remote / Off Grid / oil and electric heated •Ground – not cost effective to retrofit •Air to Air and Air to Water •1 Kwh to 4 Kwh
    • CHPCHP • Micro CHPMicro CHP
    • OthersOthers • Anaerobic DigestionAnaerobic Digestion • Ground CoolingGround Cooling • Hydro ElectricHydro Electric • Wave PowerWave Power
    • Green Deal & ECOGreen Deal & ECO • ECO more relevant than Green DealECO more relevant than Green Deal • Debit on electric meterDebit on electric meter • Debit on houseDebit on house • Interest at 7%Interest at 7% • Very poor take upVery poor take up
    • • FITsFITs • Green DealGreen Deal • RHIRHI • Smart MetersSmart Meters Penalties for Low SAP score Letting or
    • Should I SwitchShould I Switch ?? and how to go about itand how to go about itDarcy Pace Marc Brooker Danny Bennett
    • THE BIG DON’TSTHE BIG DON’TS  Door Step Sign Ups  They get paid £50 per sign up which you could get in cash back and YOU ARE NOT normally put on the best tariff  Signing up for rewards  You normally end up paying more to pay for these gifts !
    • Is it time to Switch YesIs it time to Switch Yes or Noor No  If you have never switched then yesIf you have never switched then yes  If you have switched recently then do aIf you have switched recently then do a comparison to checkcomparison to check  If you are tied in and they have put theirIf you are tied in and they have put their prices up you are allowed to switchprices up you are allowed to switch  Only if you are on a fixed tariff with exitOnly if you are on a fixed tariff with exit fees is costly to switchfees is costly to switch
    • What DO I Have to DOWhat DO I Have to DO  Gather your informationGather your information  how much you pay per month / year or the best is Kwh PAhow much you pay per month / year or the best is Kwh PA  Meter Reading on Switching DayMeter Reading on Switching Day  A few comparisons which take a fewA few comparisons which take a few minutes eachminutes each
    • Switch & get added cashbackSwitch & get added cashback  use a comparison siteuse a comparison site  Tell it where you liveTell it where you live  much info as possiblemuch info as possible about your energy billsabout your energy bills  It is best to know howIt is best to know how many Kwh you use permany Kwh you use per year to get the mostyear to get the most accurate comparisonaccurate comparison
    • don't go directdon't go direct
    • Most Popular SitesMost Popular Sites  Energyhelpline -Energyhelpline - which pays £15 cashbackwhich pays £15 cashback  SimplySwitch -SimplySwitch - £40 cashback£40 cashback  Moneysupermarket -Moneysupermarket - £30 cashback£30 cashback  Uswitch -Uswitch - 12 bottles of wine (worth c. £40)12 bottles of wine (worth c. £40)
    • How Long does it takeHow Long does it take  within 45-90 days you get paid cashbackwithin 45-90 days you get paid cashback  Don't worry too much about switching.Don't worry too much about switching. Only customer service, billing and, mostOnly customer service, billing and, most importantly, prices change. The pipes,importantly, prices change. The pipes, circuits, wires, safety coverage andcircuits, wires, safety coverage and actual gas and electricity flowing throughactual gas and electricity flowing through your home are all the same.your home are all the same.
    •  The new supplier performs the switch,The new supplier performs the switch, and all you do is take a meter reading. Ofand all you do is take a meter reading. Of course, there've been many switchingcourse, there've been many switching 'horror stories' and sadly these still'horror stories' and sadly these still happen, but for most it's a smoothhappen, but for most it's a smooth process.process.
    •  Switch to monthly direct debitSwitch to monthly direct debit  save you 5-10%,save you 5-10%,  Do a meter reading every timeDo a meter reading every time  Under paying will lead to a large bill and over payingUnder paying will lead to a large bill and over paying means they have more of your moneymeans they have more of your money  Internet tariffInternet tariff  10% cheaper over the standard tariff10% cheaper over the standard tariff  Paperless BillPaperless Bill often discountedoften discounted  Avoid pre-payment meters if you canAvoid pre-payment meters if you can  Those on pre payment meters pay more howeverThose on pre payment meters pay more however some people like them for budgeting reasonssome people like them for budgeting reasons
    •  Consider a financial hardship tariffConsider a financial hardship tariff  These are not always Cheaper then online tariffsThese are not always Cheaper then online tariffs  Grab £1,000s of grantsGrab £1,000s of grants  There's a vast range of grants available for improving home heating and insulation, just go to the Energy Saving Trust's Energy grant search. Grants are available for all types of home improvement.
    •  Use less energyUse less energy It's not just which company you pay, but how muchIt's not just which company you pay, but how much you use. Cutting energy is a mix of big and littleyou use. Cutting energy is a mix of big and little things.things. Turn down the thermostat and wear jumpers, turnTurn down the thermostat and wear jumpers, turn lights off when you leave a room, use energylights off when you leave a room, use energy saving light bulbs, defrost the fridge and check it'ssaving light bulbs, defrost the fridge and check it's not on too high, don't leave electrical goods onnot on too high, don't leave electrical goods on standby.standby. For more info, see theFor more info, see the Energy Saving TrustEnergy Saving Trust website.website.
    • Thank you for listening.
    • Quiz Time
    • Press down MENU button for a few seconds and the word Qwizdom will appear. Turn on keypad
    • 1. Select your ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC or TRUE/ FALSE option. 2. Then press SEND key. Double arrow button on top left. 3. √ X will appear on the screen of the remote to show you have answered. How to answer…
    • Name 1 of the 3 main things looked at during an EPC A) Cracks B) Light switches C) Outside lighting D) Heating System
    • What is the Average UK SAP A) 43 B) 50 C) 47 D) 100
    • What is Westlea’s Target minimum SAP A) 65 B) 50 C) 75 D) 100
    • What is Fuel poverty A) When your bill is over £200 B) When your energy costs are higher then average C) When your energy costs are more then 10% of your income D) When you are in debt to the energy company
    • Name 3 Energy Saving TIPs that are given on visits A) Don’t fill kettle up B) Burn wood on an open fire C) Use Black out Curtains D) Heat only one room E) Don’t use Stand by on appliances
    • Name 3 Type of Renewables A) Solar PV B) Combined Heat and Power C) Solar Thermal D) Wind Turbines E) Ground Source Heat Pumps
    • Why are Door Step Switches Bad A) It takes longer to switch B) You wont get the best tariff advice or cash back C) You have to use direct debt D) You wont have to do meter readings
    • Name a comparison Site and the Reward A) Best Comparison - £45 B) Compare the Meercat - £40 C) U switch - £40 worth of wine D) Most Cash Back – £35
    • What information do you need to gain the most accurate comparison A) Total annual Kwh used B) Monthly direct debit C) Yearly spend D) Low, medium or high user
    • Prize