Housing association are asked by the government to be at the forefront of the heat transition. Quite a difficult task if there is still plenty of experimentation in the field. Major investments in the building stock are lurking and tenants are faced with changes in their homes. The task requires a solid strategy because many considerations and decisions have to be made:
- Are we going for demolition, renovation or new construction?
- Is it beneficial to connect to the (planned) heat grid?
- What measures are we going to take and what does that mean for the tenant’s energy bill?
The answers will remain vague if you do not have the correct calculations and all area partners and residents are not connected.