A simple, cost-effective solution for providing affordable, warm, sustainable homes
People living in social housing are particularly vulnerable to escalating energy bills, with hundreds of thousands of tenants in fuel poverty. Housing associations urgently need solutions to improve energy efficiency whilst ensuring that residents can afford to stay warm and safe through the winter months. Chopping is an extremely easy way for providers to ease the strain on their tenants, making it more affordable to heat their homes and avoiding the trap of bad debt.
Social housing providers can achieve half their carbon emissions reduction targets with less than 2% of their allocated budget by investing in Chop-Cloc as an energy efficiency measure. A study from the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology demonstrated that a social housing sample that installed Chop-Clocs used, on average, 18.1% less gas for space heating as compared to the previous year. This figure equates to an annual household saving of 2,150 kWh or 594 kg CO2e per year.
Chop-Cloc and Social Housing: Lister Co-operative
The benefits of Chop-Cloc for us as a social housing provider are it’s simple, it’s effective, it’s affordable and it’s user friendly; people get the hang of it very quickly, it’s under their control, they’re making the savings.
Alistair Cant, Director, Lister Housing Co-operative
The Chopping Company is proud to work in partnership with Sustainable Homes to deliver these benefits to registered providers and other landlords. We are also part of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) index. SHIFT is the only initiative to provide a comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers and was developed with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, the Mayor of London and UK Green Building Council.
Chopping is a very cost effective way of reducing people’s heating bills in these difficult times. Members of Sustainable Homes really see the value of its simplicity, low cost and fast payback.
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes
Read more about Chopping and affordable warmth in Housing Association Magazine (page 34).
less gas for space heating per year
saving per household per year
CO2e reduction per household per year
*Results from a study by the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology
Chop-Cloc and Social Housing: CityWest Homes
The biggest problem our tenants face is rising gas prices. More and more of them are slipping into fuel poverty. Chop-Cloc is the new low hanging fruit, it’s very simple, very visual, and it’s going to make sizeable savings. I would recommend it to other social housing providers, I’d recommend it to my friends.
Peter Armfield, Sustainability Manager, CityWest Homes