Our market-leading housing stock assessment tool helps Registered Providers and private landlords design and implement strategic retrofit programmes for their housing portfolio.
Portfolio is used by the landlords of over 1.5 million homes across the UK, in all sectors of the market.
By using all available property data and looking beyond the EPC to all potential measures, and combinations of measures, that can be applied in a home, Portfolio develops cost-effective retrofit programmes, deliverable over time, at an affordable price.
Clients have reported the following benefits:
We use the Government’s RdSAP method to calculate the benefit of different measures for three reasons:
We are aware of, and manage, limitations. Our model considers the impact of the decarbonisation of the grid on carbon emissions, considers up to 3000 variations on measures for every home, and tests every relevant combination using current market prices.
Our data visualisations help housing providers identify gaps in data and outliers that indicate other potential data issues, which can inform the quality assurance of future surveys. We continue to feed into Government consultations and thinking about its ongoing development, and are particularly keen to see consideration of ventilation needs and adaptation, as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change.
Yes. Our scenario testing nests your targets so they can deliver on multiple requirements. Criteria include SAP ratings, EI, fuel bill, kWh, kWh/m2 and CO2 savings. The last of these can be tested against the Government’s different Grid decarbonisation scenarios to understand the implications of electrifying heat.
There is of course the unknown of future energy prices – we advise on how this can be handled by balancing demand reduction with the electrification of heat.
Yes. Our tools are designed to provide you with the big picture, drawing on property level detail. Until 2018 we delivered strategy advice in the form of a one-off report. We developed our online tools in response to client feedback – they found the report useful but only needed to read it once. What they really wanted was to then use the data generated to start moving towards delivery. We therefore now provide a light-touch report with the tool putting more focus on putting resulting strategy into action.
We work with a number of consultants who can provide additional advice on commercial buildings, fleet and the governance of decarbonisation across your organisation.
No. Parity Projects does not advise on decarbonising commercial buildings and fleet. We work with a number of partners who can incorporate our outputs to provide a cross-organisation view of the potential for decarbonisation.
We do not set a limit on the logins for each client, they can select who they give access to their data , whether staff or contractors with related user rights.
Portfolio offers two relevant reports: progress reporting and benchmarking.
All users can see their progress over time, in terms of energy performance metrics and the quality of their data. We report both, as improving the quality of data may affect the reported energy performance of homes and so it is worth viewing them concurrently.
We offer benchmarking to users who consent to use of their data for this purpose, and this has been taken up by nearly half our client base to date. Users view the energy performance of their homes in comparison with other anonymised users. We understand there are systemic reasons why some landlords report better energy performance than others, so it is not a league table, but can be used to understand what is happening in the sector and prompt discussion about the reason for the user’s relative performance.