Upskilling for low carbon heating in the private rented sector

Private rented homes

Delivered by Ace Research

Using funding from the MCS Charitable Foundation, Calor and the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), the overarching objective of the project is to accelerate heat decarbonisation in the private rented sector, where low levels of awareness and understanding of low carbon heating solutions remains a key barrier to uptake and decarbonisation.

With greater knowledge and understanding of low carbon heating solutions;

  • Local authority officers will be able to support landlords who want to take action to improve their properties and to effectively enforce regulations where required, when faced with inaction.

  • Landlords will be able to begin to understand the pathways that they could take to ensure that their property meets standards, giving them confidence to invest in their property using quality supply chain actors and opening access to grant funding and finance.

This project’s activities will support improvements to the three million homes below EPC band C in the PRS, and therefore liable to undertake activity under MEES regulations.