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06 Oct 2020

When working towards targets set in the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy to reach a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C across all housing by 2030, social housing providers must have a clear understanding of the current state of their stock.

Having a single view of the truth is a vital starting point; for both the accurate forecasting of long-term capital works spending, and to plan effective, efficient improvement programmes.

Great progress has been already been made. Of social rented homes, 61% are currently in the A to C bands; a large increase on 18% in 2008. However, 39% of social housing is yet to meet target . With fewer than ten years to achieve this considerable task, pressure is increasing to start thinking about how we overcome the unique set of challenges hindering further progress.


Drilling down into the data

Many social housing providers have access to energy efficiency data, collected and held within their asset management systems. But when this data is not accurate or detailed enough, many get derailed whilst attempting to perform in-depth calculation, analysis and reporting.

This leaves many providers with no clear view of the measures required to reach targets, both at stock and individual property level, and the associated costs. This is a particularly large barrier to efficiently planning and managing improvement programmes across a stock of varying condition.

However, digital enablement solutions can deliver tangible benefits through facilitating better data analysis, reporting and intelligence. Software solutions such as AutoAssessorPRO provide a wide range of energy data functionality and are fully integrated with ActiveH, MIS-AMS's housing management solution.


What is Intelligent Energy?

Intelligent Energy enables simple, accurate forecasting of costs for improvement projects.

As well as creating a visual representation of the energy efficiency of your whole housing stock, the reporting capabilities of Intelligent Energy can model and measure projects against energy efficiency and carbon impact targets, including forecasting associated costs. Enabling you to drill down into the detail, the software can report on the recommended measures and associated costs to get individual properties to an EPC band C, as well as estimating carbon reductions and fuel bill savings.

Fully integrated with ActiveH, the information provided by Intelligent Energy synchronises with your existing asset data, producing a single version of the truth.

To get a flavour of the technology, view this short video describing the overall function of Intelligent Energy .


Who provides the software?

Sava is our exclusive partner for the provision of energy analytical software and has been providing software, consultancy and general advice to the housing sector for over 30 years.

If you are looking at your options in terms of working towards energy efficiency targets and forecasting capital works spend on achieving de-carbonisation, then please contact Sava to find out more and book a demo.


Want to get a feel for whether Intelligent Energy might suit the needs of your organisation?

Get in touch with Sava on 01908 442165, or email Business Development Director, Andy, at andy.flook@sava.co.uk.


[i] English Housing Survey Headline Report 2019-20

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