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Projects

Past Projects – CozyDevon

CosyDevon was an energy saving scheme launched in 2014 by nine local councils, working with E.ON. to improve homes across Devon. The scheme allowed Devon home owners, private landlords and private tenants to apply for free energy efficiency improvements. The scheme was funded by E.ON through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).

The CosyDevon scheme was designed to offer a whole house solution to energy efficiency and offered a number of improvements:

  • Replacement A-rated gas boiler
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • New gas connection (Central Heating Fund)

Warm West supported the CozyDevon scheme by managing applications for new gas connections through DECC’s Central Heating Fund. Customers needed to be off the gas network and in receipt of particular benefits or with a low income and have a health condition.

Working with Wales & West Utilities our new connection team assessed eligibility, distributed connection vouchers and managed the connection process through to install.

In all Warm West received 668 applications and issued £144,000 in connection vouchers. In all 93 homes received a new gas connection and central heating system, greatly improving their energy efficiency.

 

The CozyDevon scheme made a real difference to many people, here is a testimonial we received from a landlord we assisted.

“The project undertaken to install central heating in to 5 flats in Devon turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated.   The gas supply needed to be brought from the road and through a commercial yard at the rear of our property.

The installation of the supply was efficient and caused less disruption to the tenants of the units there than I thought. Following the installation of the gas central heating we have now had new EPCs done which indicate significant financial savings for the tenants and I am also sure that when the winter arrives they will find the flats significantly warmer.

Many thanks for your assistance with this project.”

 

Our work on the CozyDevon scheme was one of three major gas connection projects we undertook in the West of England. Read more about the Warm & Well Partnership in South Gloucester and our gas connection work in Cornwall .

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