We have carried out substantial improvements to council homes to increase energy efficiency in our properties.

Council houses in Sheffield have an energy rating of 71 compared with the national average of 46.

Energy performance certificates

All council houses have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which we are legally required to provide to all new tenants or those applying for the ‘right to buy’ their council house.

An EPC tells you that the property has been surveyed and given a rating based on its energy efficiency.  They are valid for 10 years and must be renewed at the end of each 10 year period, following an energy efficiency survey.

We organise the survey, which takes approximately 45 minutes. Access may be required to your property to complete the necessary checks. We pay for the EPC survey to be completed there is no cost to you, as the tenant or potential buyer of the property.

If you are looking for an energy efficient property you should consider homes that have an EPC with a high rating – this shows that the property has lower consumption of gas and electricity.

Home energy efficiency advisors

If you’re a council tenant we can help you to be more energy efficient, saving you money on your fuel bills. Our Home Energy Efficiency Advisors can visit your home to offer advice that will help you reduce energy consumption.

You can book a home visit by contacting us. 

The home visit will cover:

  • effective use of heating and hot water systems
  • reducing heat loss from the home
  • avoiding condensation
  • understanding energy consumption
  • reducing energy consumption
  • paying for energy use

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