Category: Parity Thoughts

At Parity we always try our best to practice what we preach. That’s why just under a year ago we launched our own cycle to work scheme. Unlike the cycle to work schemes provided by some employers as part of...
Today we’ve seen the news emerge that the long-awaited regulations imposing minimum standards for private rented homes have been laid in parliament. The regulations are much as expected, specifying that homes will need to meet a minimum energy performance of...
When looking to choose the right option from many available, whatever the setting, it’s a good approach to look at the extremities of choice and work in towards your favoured position. Some choices are easier to make than others of...
Here at Parity we like a challenge, so we have recently been looking at what services we can offer to the owners/managers of different types of non-domestic buildings. Whilst we’ve been looking at all sorts of buildings; places of worship,...
This week the DECC launched their RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) ‘calculator’, with an aim of giving homeowners “a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system”.  So…. does it do this? Well, yes...
In asking the question “does retrofit really work?”, you first need to decide what you mean. Some argue, for example, that the rebound effect – people turning up their heating when their home has been insulated – means that it...
Are the changes to ECO all that bad in the grand scheme of things?