Our Plan

We are committed to improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock and have a long-term plan to ensure all our properties are improved to a minimum of an EPC rated C by 2030.  

Solar PV panels being fitted on house with scaffolding in place

We have identified over 9,000 homes that need upgrading and have already started an ambitious investment project to carry out this retrofit work, which will take up to seven years to complete.

In basic terms, Platform Housing Group aims to make your home warmer and cheaper to run as well as reduce our carbon footprint. 

The government has set out a framework called PAS2035 to ensure all retrofit projects follow a clear path and that all measures installed will improve the energy efficiency of each home and not have a detrimental impact. 

We are committed to reducing the impact we have on the climate. 

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate or EPC – is a four-page document that sets out the energy efficiency of a property on a traffic light system of A to G – A being the most efficient.

An EPC supplies a sign of how much it will cost to heat and power a property. 

It also includes recommendations for energy-efficient improvements, the cost of carrying them out, and the potential savings in pounds and pence that each one could generate.

Energy Performance Certificate EPC

Security grant funding

By working with our local authority partners, we have secured grant funding from the Government's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).

Platform have been awarded Wave 1 and Wave 2 funding, which will help us to retrofit nearly 1,100 homes to make them more energy efficient for customers. 

The fund was set up by the Government's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to improve the energy efficiency of social housing.