Home energy efficiency

We're committed to improving home energy efficiency as part of our work to tackle the Climate emergency.

The benefits of improving the energy efficiency of your home include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change
  • Saving money 
  • Reducing fuel poverty
  • Preventing ill health caused by living in a cold home

Frequently asked questions

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Dacorum ECO Flex Statement of Intent

Large energy companies are required under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to help improve the energy efficiency of domestic homes by discounting the cost of improvement works. The Government has given us the ability to identify vulnerable households in Dacorum that could benefit from these improvements.

The scheme is called ECO Flexible Eligibility. Selected energy suppliers will be able to use up to 10 per cent of their ECO Affordable Warmth Obligation to help install energy-saving measures in homes that we consider eligible.

Home Energy Conservation Act progress report

The report provides an update on progress made since April 2017 and outlines our plans from April 2019 until March 2021.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for the private rented sector 

Under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 all new lets and tenancies must have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) energy rating of E, starting from April 2018. This will also apply to all existing tenancies from April 2020. The minimum standard is set to increase to an EPC energy rating of D by 2025 and C by 2030.

The Government website provides landlords with guidance on complying with the regulations.

Our grants page page has more information about funding that may be available to you if you would like to improve the energy efficiency of your property.

Contact us

Email: pshousing@dacorum.gov.uk
Telephone: 01442 228000 and ask for Private Sector Housing.

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