In January 2022, M-Four were appointed by  Southside Housing Association (SHA) to survey the energy performance and provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for 250 of their properties spread across several neighbourhoods in the south side area of Glasgow.  

SHA is a community-controlled registered social landlord based in the south side of Glasgow. For over forty years they have provided housing and a range of other services to their current housing stock of 2,088 units. Their core mission is to provide safe, secure, and affordable housing to their tenants.  

Why do we need EPCs?

In January 2022, M-Four were appointed by  Southside Housing Association (SHA) to survey the energy performance and provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for 250 of their properties spread across several neighbourhoods in the south side area of Glasgow.  

SHA is a community-controlled registered social landlord based in the south side of Glasgow. For over forty years they have provided housing and a range of other services to their current housing stock of 2,088 units. Their core mission is to provide safe, secure, and affordable housing to their tenants.  

Measuring Energy Performance 

Over the last 2 years, M-Four have conducted close to 15,000 EPC assessments across Scotland.  

An EPC is the primary means for obtaining energy information on housing stock. This information can then be used to model various Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) which will ensure the most economically viable methods for housing providers and establish housing stock compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) as outlined by the Scottish Government.

All of M-Four’s Domestic Energy Assessors are certified with Elmhurst Energy, ensuring that they have the skills and knowledge necessary for delivering professional energy assessments, modelling, and EPCs. 

As part of our process to provide EPCs to SHA, the M-Four team were responsible for:  

  • Survey management  
  • Tenant liaison 
  • Appointment scheduling 
  • Uploading of documentation to SHAs Housing Management Systems and their MRI IT Asset Management Systems  

Through the provision of EPCs, our Domestic Energy Assessors are providing vital information to SHA which will enable them to make informed choices regarding the most suitable Energy Conservation Measures for their housing stock; providing SHA the opportunity to reduce fuel costs, and by extension, fuel poverty for their tenants.  

 

Want to know more? 

For more information on our Energy Efficiency Consultancy Services, take a look at our ‘Energy Efficiency’ page or contact our energy efficiency consultants: endfuelpoverty@m-four.org