Renewable Heating for Social Housing

Your Renewable Partner for Housing Associations and Social Housing

Renewable Heating for Social Housing

Renewable Energy is affordable in social housing, we have shown others how, we can show you how.

Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), intended to help those that need it the most, now means that for the first time a complete renewable heating and hot water solution can be delivered at a significantly lower cost than fossil fuel boilers or storage heaters.

In addition to the RHI, further incentive funding is available via Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and we have access to private funding that provides the RHI incentive as a single payment up front to housing associations.

Ecovision and Social Housing

Ecovision work closely with Housing Associations, Registered Social Landlords and Local Authorities on both new build and retrofit projects and deliver solutions capable of both improving heating standards and addressing fuel poverty at the same time.

With the ability to act as either a prime contractor or subcontractor, Ecovision can tailor our design and project management expertise to meet your organisations specific requirements perfectly, working with particular care around safety requirements and budget.

With high installation standards and unbiased support and guidance, Ecovision are committed to providing the right solution for your housing and will ensure that both your organisation and your tenants have a full understanding of all options available, along with support before, during and after the installation.

The Solution


Daikin Air Source Heat Pump

  • Replaces the current heating system and provides 100% of the heating and hot water
  • Daikin have installed 275,000 units in past 10 years and Ecovision has installed thousands
  • An industry leading End User Warranty service for immediate engineer response
  • The option to include a pioneering 10 Year Parts and Labour Warranty upon purchase
  • Innovative technology includes the option for both heating and hot water back-up systems
  • Smaller external units allow for ease of installation where external space is restricted
  • Extremely quiet operation as verified by the independent Quiet Mark certification body
  • A++ Rated. The unit has been awarded the maximum energy efficiency label for renewables
  • Free training and support for your technicians by Daikin engineers

How Your Tenants Benefit 

  • Reduced running cost and potential removal from Fuel Poverty
  • No combustion or carbon monoxide risk
  • Safer low temperature delivery to the radiators
  • Energy saving advice, tariff guidance and financial support information

Government Funding and Incentives

Social Housing Providers can benefit from two government sponsored sources of funding; the Energy Compliance Obligation (ECO) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Ecovision work with you to identify available funding options.

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

The RHI is a guaranteed financial incentive available from the government to promote the installation of renewable heating – helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions; meet agreed EU targets and improve future energy security. The tariff is available to consumers both on and off the gas grid who meet the application requirements, though those currently off mains gas have the greatest savings potential and the best opportunity to reduce significant carbon emissions. Social Housing providers who install eligible renewable heating systems, such as Heat Pumps, will qualify for the Domestic RHI, which provides quarterly payments for a period of 7 years, often resulting in the system paying for itself.

What is the Energy Compliance Obligation (ECO)?

ECO is a Government Energy Efficiency Scheme which aims to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under ECO, larger energy suppliers must hit targets to deliver energy efficient measures, such as renewable heating, to support vulnerable consumer groups.ECO does not come in the form of payment, like the RHI, instead, energy suppliers work with installers to introduce energy efficient measures into your home, and contribute to the upfront cost per ton of carbon saved.

How does it work?

If your project has  a high carbon score you could get a lump sum if you chose a renewable alternative. For example, if a mid-rise set of 12 flats was being refurbished with a new heating system, the housing association could be choosing between using direct electric or heat pumps. If they opt for heat pumps, one of the large energy suppliers, would contribute towards the install cost, helping the energy supplier to meet their targets to fund carbon reduction schemes. The energy supplier would contribute usually around £12 per ton, though this can be negotiated based on the size of the system and significance of the carbon saving.

Financial Overview

Approximate costs for the installation of a heating system in a 2 bedroom property: