New Forest District Council is offering housing tenants the chance to get a free energy efficiency assessment of their homes.

The results will let New Forest District Council know which of their housing properties would benefit the most from energy efficient upgrades, such as new windows, doors, and insulation.

By improving the energy efficiency of their homes, tenants will reduce both their energy bills and carbon footprint.

With the upgrades, tenants living in an average two-bedroom semi-detached property with an uninsulated loft can expect to save up to £285 a year when installing 270mm of insulation. *

Cllr Steve Davies, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Homelessness at New Forest District Council, says: “I encourage all our council housing tenants to take up this offer of a free energy efficiency assessment, if they haven’t so far.

The results will tell us how we can improve the energy efficiency of our tenants’ homes, futureproof our housing stock, and reduce energy bills across the district, while supporting our wider climate aims.”

In 2019, New Forest District Council declared a Climate and Nature Emergency, and the upgrades also align with the council’s aim of decarbonising its housing stock and supporting the Government’s aim of the UK becoming net zero by 2050.

New Forest District Council is partnering with property surveying and consultancy agency Pennington Choices to offer the energy efficiency assessments and has started sending offer letters to their tenants.

Tenants now have until 31 October 2023 to respond and arrange an appointment with Pennington Choices.

New Forest council housing tenants can find out more about Pennington Choices on their website: