Start Date May 2014
Completion Date May 2015
Grant Holders: Changeworks
Main Contact Tessa Clark, Researcher
District heating is a real option to meet fuel poverty goals and housing standards. How tenants engage with these heating systems and the form of billing is critical to their use. This research focuses on the implications for tenants and landlords of this transition from energy provided in the form of conventionally regulated fuels to unregulated heat provided by the landlord or contracted third party. Working with a number of social landlords, the project will look at existing installs to determine the range of tenant practices, review monitoring and billing protocols (including prepayment meters) and provide recommendations on tenant advice, a fair tariff structure and approach for future roll out.
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