Nominations for this award are open to any Housing Association that meets the following criteria:-
The nominated organisation must be a registered Housing Association
The nominee must have worked on Energy Efficiency projects within the period of January 2016 to March 2017.
Work carried out in previous years may be used as additional supporting information for nomination, but only work carried out within the time period is eligible for inclusion in the main nomination statement.
Nominees must provide a clear nomination statement outlining what sets them apart within their field, and demonstrating clear energy savings achieved.
The nominee must be able to provide evidence of a customer / tenant who is willing to endorse their work with a favourable testimonial statement.
Judges will consider the nature, scale and scope of the work carried out, and a special emphasis will be placed on any successful integration of any Local or National Government Energy Efficiency schemes in the nominee's projects.
The judges will also look at:
- the size and scope of the Energy Efficiency works they have undertaken
- the impact their work has had within the local community.
- what their customers and local community have to say about them
- what level of expertise the nominee has within their organisation
The following have been nominated for consideration for this award:-
The previous winner of this award last year wasDunedin & Canmore Housing Associationnominated by Smith Emsley Partnership & Insulation Solution Scotland
"Dunedin HA have demonstrated a wide ranging, and commendable, approach to energy efficiency saving as thy have made a very positive impact on their tenants by reducing fuel costs, helping sustain tenants and by improving the overall quality of life for the people within their HA. "
"The long term energy strategy (2011-2017), separate from the sustainability and asset strategies, demonstrates a real commitment to not only reducing energy, but also focusing on those most vulnerable to energy poverty and who would benefit most from investments in energy reduction. The targeted approach has implemented improvements across interventions that are improving the thermal comfort and wellbeing conditions of the tenants in DCHAs buildings, the testimonials show a real appreciation for the work done. "
" The use of dedicated support, education and advice teams to help tenants further is extremely commendable, engagement with the tenants is a major step in elevating the qualitative social side of the investments and not just focusing on quantitative energy, cost or carbon savings."