Hillcroft – helping Registered Providers get the most from ECO

Between now and March 2015 the big six energy companies in the UK have to fund improvements in the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock through the £1.3bn (Energy Company Obligation) ECO programme.

Our view at Hillcroft is that Registered Providers; Housing Associations, Local Authorities with retained stock and ALMOs, are the organisations that should benefit most from this opportunity.

We are working with British Gas, the largest supplier of domestic energy in the UK, to promote the ECO opportunity amongst registered providers. We’re using our knowledge of the sector to work closely with housing organisations and British Gas to get the great outcomes for all parties.

We’re currently working with and talking to landlords across the UK to work up schemes that reflect their own local flavour and individual character including:

  • Modelling schemes and options

  • Offering help with collecting and analysing EPC and SAP data

  • Using ECO as a kick-start for wider Green Deal initiatives across the Local Authority

  • Exploring how smaller organisations can collaborate to create added value

  • Looking in detail at the needs at certain geographical areas within the stock

  • Focusing on properties in conservation areas

  • Investigating the use of ECO for private rented housing including
  • Temporary Accommodation portfolios

  • Using ECO to leverage jobs and training

How we can help you

If your organisation is thinking about how it will use ECO or you have got to the stage where you want to go the market and look for a partner, we can advise and help. If you just want to find out more about ECO and the potential opportunity, we can give you all the information you need to get you started.

Need a briefing on ECO?

Read our guide to ECO

Our partnership with British Gas

We’re working with British Gas and it’s only fair to point out that there are other Energy Companies out there who also have to deliver the ECO programme. British Gas, as the largest supplier of domestic energy in the UK, has the largest share of the overall ECO programme to deliver.

We like the fact the British Gas got in touch with us to help them understand and reach out to social housing landlords better. It shows us they’re interested in listening!


Getting what you want from ECO – a seminar for Registered Providers, 16th April, London

We’re holding a FREE seminar on 23rd May 2013 at Lion Court Conference Centre, London for registered providers to come along and find out more about ECO and to discuss some of the practical issues involved. This seminar is essential for Chief Executives, Directors of Housing, Directors of Asset Management, Asset Managers, Policy staff, Sustainability Managers, Climate Change managers and those with the responsibility to make improve energy efficiency in their stock.

Topics covered:

  • ECO – demystification
  • Eligibility and coverage
  • Scheme modelling and design
  • Costs and contributions
  • Adding value
  • Q&A

To book your place please contact Jules Bickers on 07983 639111 or email jules@hillcroftpartners.co.uk

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.