After the government announced that its air source heat pump scheme has missed its first-year target, we explore why this might be the case, including analysing whether heat pumps are a suitable replacement for gas boilers and even how flawed SAP methodologies might even lead to a worse EPC rating after installing a low-carbon heat pump.
One of the methods in moving towards a carbon zero 2050 adopted by the current UK government has been to create energy-saving schemes for households and businesses, such as the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
What is ESOS?
The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for large organisations in the UK. It was introduced as a part of the government’s response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) – a common framework of measures for increasing energy efficiency within the European Union back in 2012.
Everyone wants to make their home a little bit more eco-friendly, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. There are various government grants and schemes to help get more homes moving towards a carbon neutral position. However, whether you go for the government’s Green Homes Grant or perhaps simply retrofit cavity wall insulation, understanding where and from what your property can benefit the most is crucial.