Bristol-based company PyTerra has announced the launch of MyGreenDoor, an online platform aimed at helping landlords and letting agents understand and improve the carbon impact of their property portfolios, while accelerating the roll-out of residential retrofitting to achieve net zero targets.
As part of the government’s 2050 net zero target, new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations are planned, requiring all new tenancies to have an EPC rating of C by the end of 2025, with existing tenancies required to comply by 2028. Additionally, Bristol City Council is working towards city-wide net zero by 2030.
MyGreenDoor will use proprietary data to provide landlords and letting agents with insights on potential improvements that could be made to achieve the required EPC C rating for their property portfolios. The platform also offers cost implications and potential cost savings of making their properties more energy efficient, empowering landlords to make informed decisions.
MyGreenDoor matches landlords’ properties with others in the area, enabling them all to save money on retrofitting work, such as insulation. MyGreenDoor will then link them with an approved contractor, helping them to save time and money. Through MyGreenDoor’s group initiatives, landlords can achieve significant savings on the total cost of retrofitting.
“MyGreenDoor has been a long time in the planning, and we’re so pleased we can now launch to the Bristol market. The platform is designed to support landlords and letting agents in achieving net zero targets, making their properties more energy and carbon efficient, cost effectively,” comments, David Arscott, founder and CEO at PyTerra. “With our innovative approach, we aim to address the challenges of limited capacity and skills within the retrofit construction industry and provide an accessible platform for landlords to take action on sustainability.”
Jerry Turner, chief commercial officer at PyTerra, added: “From the start, we knew MyGreenDoor needed to be an easy-to-use platform providing clarity on the changes needed to ensure properties continue to act as sound investments, while maintaining compliance, improving conditions for tenants, and contributing to net zero. MyGreenDoor will deliver this, empowering landlords and letting agents to take meaningful action towards sustainability.”
PyTerra has recently been awarded grant funding as part of a research and development project, with funding received from the European Regional Development Fund, managed by the West of England Combined Authority. PyTerra has partnered with local suppliers to deliver the project, including Rocketmakers, Carnsight Communications and Beautiful Insights.
Landlords and letting agents can sign up to hear more about MyGreenDoor via https://www.mygreendoor.io. Join the movement towards sustainable property portfolios and achieve net zero targets with MyGreenDoor.