Useful to know acronyms

A quick guide

  • ADZ – Accelerated Development Zone
  • AME – Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • ALMO – Arms Length Management Organisation
  • ASHP – Air Source Heat Pump
  • ATA – Apprentice Training Association
  • CEX – Chief Executive
  • DECC – Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • DCLG – Department of Communities and Local Government
  • ECF – Efficiency Challenge Fund
  • EST – Energy Saving Trust
  • GSHP – Ground Source Heat Pump
  • GTA – Group Training Association
  • IRR – Internal Rate of Return
  • KPI – Key Performance Indicator
  • HCA – Homes & Communities Agency
  • LA – Local Authority
  • LEG – Local Employment Group
  • LEP – Local Enterprise Partnership
  • LLP – Limited Liability Partnership
  • MCS – Microgeneration Certification Scheme
  • NCA – National Change Agent Housing
  • NPV – Net Present Value
  • OGC – Office of Government Commerce
  • OJEU – Official Journal of the European Union
  • PFI – Private Finance Initiative
  • PPP – Public Private Partnership
  • PVGIS – Photovoltaic Geographical Information System
  • RDA – Regional Development Agency
  • RGF – Regional Growth Fund
  • RHI – Renewable Heat Incentive
  • RIEP – Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership
  • ROI – Return on Investment
  • RP – Registered Provider
  • RSL – Registered Social Landlord
  • R&M – Repair and Maintenance
  • SME – Small to Medium Enterprise
  • SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle
  • TSA – Tenant Services Authority