What is EcoHomes?
EcoHomes for Refurbishment registrations ended on 1 July 2012 and officially expired on 1 July 2014. This applied to the whole of the UK, including Scotland.
If you have an older scheme where EcoHomes is applicable, your Local Planning Authority will still expect you to achieve the desired level already agreed.
EcoHomes has since been replaced by Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) and is similar in that it's a credit based assessment. However, unlike CSH it isn't as "time sensitive" and doesn't require a Post Construction Assessment.
Top Tips for EcoHomes
Don't start on site before you have set your Pre-Assessment, you'll lose Credits.
There are 3 stages Pre-Assessment, Design Stage and finally Post Construction stage. It's vital to get the SAP calculation right.
EcoHomes requires high insulation levels, a high efficiency boiler, also bike sheds, washing lines and security lighting.
Your SAP Calculation can increase your score as the credits are heavily weighted. Ensure maximum credits are earnt.
The Energist Approach
Our experienced team of specialists will draft a Pre-Assessment EcoHomes Strategy and check evidence to provide timely advice.