Research and analysis: Supply Chain Demonstrator Project: year 2 evaluation of energy efficiency improvement pilots

BEIS commissioned 6 demonstration projects to test different approaches for increasing the rates of energy efficiency improvements amongst able-to-pay owner-occupiers as part of the Local Supply Chain Demonstrators scheme.

The aim of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the Local Supply Chain Demonstrators scheme has achieved the objectives and outcomes outlined below. This publication reports on the evaluation of Year 2 of the projects.

The aim of the demonstration projects is to increase the uptake of retrofit work in target areas through:

  • providing support for local supply chain integration and project coordination
  • targeting able to pay owner occupiers and the private rented sector with attractive and more affordable opportunities for retrofit work

The expected outcomes of the Local Supply Chain Demonstrators scheme as a whole are:

  • the coordination of different parts of the retrofit supply chain to improve the quality and consistency of retrofit work, while increasing the skills and knowledge of supply chain actors through training
  • the generation of further learning regarding the barriers to retrofit work as well as successful engagement routes for different consumer groups and different parts of the supply chain
  • the development of sustainable business models for retrofit and partnerships that will continue beyond the project period
  • a (minor) increase of retrofit projects, particularly deeper retrofit, in project areas through the coordination of market players

The 6 demonstration projects are being delivered in the following target areas:

  • Bristol and Bath
  • Cornwall
  • East/West Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Oxfordshire

Projects are expected to run until April 2021 as 3 years of activity:

  • Year 1: November 2018 – March 2019
  • Year 2: April 2019 – March 2020
  • Year 3: April 2020 – March 2021