Bryson Energy - Energy Advice

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A presentation introducing the government supports to those looking to "do" energy efficiency. Everything from insulation to boiler servicing.

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Bryson Energy - Energy Advice

  1. 1. Dayna McCreadie Bryson Energy
  2. 2. 2013 Activities Bryson Energy has 6 main activity areas: 1. The provision of impartial Energy Advice (supported by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive) 2. Scheme Management (Warm Homes) 3. Grant Administration (Cosy Homes) 4. Education Visits (Rethink Waste, Bryson Education Energy Efficiency Programme) 5. Home Visiting (Heatsmart) 6. Benefit Entitlement & Maximisation Checks (For Your Benefit & Urban Maximising Access)
  3. 3. Warm Homes Scheme Funded by the Department for Social Development Administered by NIHE Scheme Managers – Bryson Energy
  4. 4. Who Qualifies for Warm Homes? • Owner Occupiers • Those renting from a private landlord who are in receipt of a qualifying benefit • NIHE and Housing Association tenants do not qualify
  5. 5. Measures Available under Warm Homes • Cavity Wall Insulation • Loft Insulation • Hot Water Cylinder Jacket • Energy Advice • Benefit Entitlement Check
  6. 6. Measures Available under Warm Homes Plus As well as previous insulation measures eligible householders may also be eligible for: • Installation of a fully controlled energy efficient gas or oil central heating system. • Conversion of an existing bottle gas (LPG), solid fuel or Economy 7 heating system to gas or oil
  7. 7. Qualifying Benefits Warm Homes / Plus • Income Support * • Income Related Employment Support Allowance* • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance* • Pension Credit* • Housing Benefit* • Working Tax Credit* • Child Tax Credit (with income less than £15,910) • Disability Living Allowance • Attendance Allowance
  8. 8. Warm Homes Process • Application • Technical Assessment – Verification of Tenancy – Verification of Benefits – Energy Advice • Schedule of Works • Energy Performance Certificate • Customer Satisfaction
  9. 9. How to Apply • Freephone – 0800 988 0559 • Freepost Application Form • Website – www.warm-homes.com
  10. 10. NISEP Schemes Free Insulation & Energy Saver Homes • Loft Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation & Heating Upgrades available to owner occupiers and private tenants • Income thresholds apply • CONTACT Power NI 0800 0321 894
  11. 11. Boiler Replacement Allowance • Administered by the Housing Executive • Up to £1,000 may be available to replace your old boiler • Aimed at owner occupiers with total gross income less that £40,000 • The Allowance is not available to tenants in either the public or private rented sector.
  12. 12. Who qualifies for the Boiler Replacement Allowance? • Owner occupier • Your existing oil or gas fired boiler must be at least 15 years old • Total gross income less that £40,000 • The work must be carried out by an installer suitable experience or expertise • You must use ‘Gas Safe’ registered installer for gas boilers
  13. 13. Boiler Replacement Allowance The amount you receive depends on your total income and the type of boiler you plan to install. *These allowances will also apply for converting to a wood pellet boiler Annual Income New Oil Boiler No Controls New Oil Boiler with Dual Controls New Gas* Boiler Conversion Income under £20K £700 £1,000 £1,000 Income £20,000 to £39,999 £400 £500 £500
  14. 14. How to Apply Contact the Housing Executive Grants Office 03448 920 900 South East Grants Office 3 Graham Gardens Lisburn BT28 1XE
  15. 15. Bryson Energy Advice Line • Funded by the Housing Executive and local Councils • Provides free and independent local energy advice • Refer householders to energy efficiency grants available to enable them to make energy efficiency improvements in their home, potentially making real savings on their energy bills. • Freephone 0800 1422 865

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