27 million homes need to be retrofitted by 2050
EN:Able Communities is working with other organisations to support the communities served by Efficiency North's membership of social housing providers to achieve Net Zero targets.
7The Sheffield LEAD partnership led by EN:Able Communities was awarded £257,000 of funding from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero in August 2023 to help retrofit Right To Buy (RTB) properties to make them more sustainable.
Sheffield Local Energy Advice Demonstration (LEAD) - a consortium made up of Efficiency North, led through EN:Able Communities, Sheffield City Council and Groundwork (Yorkshire) - will use the funding to provide retrofit assessments for 184 RTB properties across 8 estates in Sheffield, as well as advice on energy efficiency measures as required.
Sheffield LEAD takes the innovative approach of offering whole estate regeneration, with the aim of engendering greater community cohesion by providing the same level of assistance to RTB residents across each of the estates.
This approach will mean that a significant percentage of residents who would ordinarily have missed out on energy efficiency measures undertaken on the council owned properties will now be able to receive detailed energy advice and signposting to a variety of energy efficiency measures for their homes.