PORTFOLIO

Our market-leading housing stock assessment tool helps Registered Providers and private landlords design and implement strategic retrofit programmes for their housing stock.

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Portfolio is used by the landlords of around 1 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, CROHM develops cost-effective retrofit programmes, deliverable over time, at an affordable price.

Profile stock

Report on properties with given characteristics, such as poor loft insulation or inefficient boilers, or report against targets.

Visualise data

Use data visualisation to quickly identify opportunities and challenges, and develop and communicate programmes.

Optimise action

Test the impact of 2400 options for each property to optimise the route to your carbon, SAP and or affordability target.

Data confidence

Understand and manage data quality to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of intervention programmes.

FAQ

How does the service add value?

Clients have reported the following benefits:

  • Identify the least cost route to their decarbonisation goals.
  • Deliver efficiencies by embedding retrofit in other planned works.
  • Turn voids into an opportunity to get deep retrofit done.
  • Respond quickly to funding opportunities.
  • Improve data quality and reduce contract variations.

How much does the service cost?

Portfolio is delivered through an annual licence, with the price based on the number of properties. Please contact us with your requirements and number of homes and we will provide you with a quote.

What data do you require from the housing provider?

We understand that data quality is a concern for many landlords. The initial phase of our work for you is to collate any relevant property data in order to get the most up-to-date picture of what is happening in the stock. This data includes EPCs, data from asset management systems, spreadsheets, and even emails. We will cleanse and collate it into a comparable format before starting analysis, and – with your input – determine a data confidence score for each data source to manage uncertainties as the analysis develops.

Why do you use RdSAP?

We use the Government’s RdSAP method to calculate the benefit of different measures for three reasons:

  • it relates directly to Government policy;
  • we have found it to be reliable in the recommendation of measures; and
  • it is cost-effective.

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.

Can you help deliver decarbonisation and address fuel poverty?

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.

Can Portfolio provide a strategic plan for decarbonising housing stock?

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.

Do you provide advice on decarbonising commercial buildings and fleet?

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.

How many users can access the system?

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.

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