Park Home Conservation – A New Priority
Park Home Conservation – A New Priority Dec 05, 2014
YES Energy Solutions is working with a series of proactive organisations to offer real energy efficiency improvements to Park Homes in the UK.
Park Homes are one of the property types that always seems to get overlooked when funding is injected into household energy efficiency. This maybe because they are difficult to insulate or don’t offer the same financial benefits to installers.
The truth is that many of the residents in these properties fall into the fuel poverty bracket. Most Park Homes have thin solid walls with inefficient heating systems, leaving thousands of residents struggling to keep warm throughout the winter months.
To help rectify this, YES Energy Solutions are working with a number of councils, installers and Energy Companies to find real solutions to improve the thermal values of these buildings.
In October we met with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council who were keen to support a Park Homes initiative in their area. We have since identified a site that could benefit from a series of energy efficiency upgrades, from insulation improvements to gas connections.
Our domestic assessors have started completing Energy Performance Certificates on each Park Home to find out what improvements could be implemented. This evidence will also enable us to see what grant aid support is available through schemes like the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.
We are also working closely with SGN and Arun District Council on a similar scheme offering residents a range of potential energy efficiency improvements across four different park home sites.
Roger Wood, Head of Neighbourhoods at Arun District Council explained:
"We are pleased to be working with YES Energy Solutions to support Arun’s residents in the reduction of fuel poverty."
As part of the scheme we are looking at the possibility of connecting a mains gas supply to each park, providing each property with a more cost effective fuel compared to electric heating and LPG.
Both of these projects are very much in their infancy, but with the right combination of blended funding and customer engagement, we feel confident that we can help these residents save energy and improve the look and feel of their homes.
For more information on how we are helping to improve the energy efficiency of park homes: