Network Homes secures £150,000 for warmer and greener homes for residents in North London
08 February 2022
We’ve secured £150,000 worth of funding from the Government for improved and greener heating systems for 339 homes in North London.
The money will be spent on an improvement project at two North London schemes based in Wembley and Kilburn. We’ll be improving the efficiency of each building’s communal heating systems, which collectively provide heat and hot water to residents.
Once complete, households should benefit from warmer, more environmentally friendly homes.
The funding was secured as part of the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) Demonstrator, a £4 million grant project run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The scheme is designed to improve heating networks (communal heating systems which use a centralised energy source to provide heat and hot water) which are currently underperforming. When finished, the work should help reduce the amount of carbon wasted through heat escaping from homes into the atmosphere.
The plan for this improvement work has been put together by specialist heat network consultants, Fairheat, with the aim of achieving maximum efficiency from the heat network. The work will involve recommissioning the heat interface unit (HIU), which transfers heat from the communal heat network to each individual home. The project begins in a few weeks’ time and should be complete by 30 April 2022.
Heat networks have been identified by the Government as essential to delivering clean and cost-effective decarbonisation on the road to net zero and have the potential to deliver around a fifth of low carbon heat demand by 2050. At Network Homes, we provide heat and hot water to 2,227 households through our heat networks.
We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to invest in our communal heating systems to improve the energy efficiency of over 330 residents’ homes. We are hopeful that success in this project, and in those ran by other landlords, will lead to further funding becoming available from BEIS which can be used to provide warmer and greener homes for even more of our residents.