Aberdeenshire Council

Since January 2014, we’ve been delivering HEEPS:ABS measures on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council, aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of properties across the local authority area.

Extremely remote areas and vulnerable households have been specifically targeted, where access to mains gas pipelines is limited. In these properties, existing electric storage heating led to high heating costs – and in many cases, fuel poverty. These works are ongoing, as we are currently delivering their most recent HEEPS phase.

The project is made up of a mix of measures, including: external wall (specifically Wetherby Epsicon 3); cavity wall; hard-to-treat cavity wall; loft and under floor insulation. As well as this, a large number of cavity extraction works have also been delivered as part of the project. On many of the schemes, we’ve also identified additional measures that would increase the energy efficiency of individual properties: boiler replacements; new central heating systems; air source heat pumps (ASHPs); and solar photovoltaics (PV).

In total, we’ve installed over 7,500 insulation measures and over 600 heating and renewable measures throughout the life of the programme.

Creating and supporting multiple jobs, we’ve made a real investment in the area. By committing to Aberdeenshire and its residents, we’ve been able to give back to the community while giving our client better deadline adherence, and more financial and environmental sustainability.

The strong working relationship we’ve developed with the Council has resulted in a number of other programmes being delivered by Everwarm, including our reactive heating programme, and bathroom and sheltered bathroom upgrades. Mostly recently, we’ve successfully secured first place on the Council’s social housing improvement framework.

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