The Tenant Services Authority (TSA) said the government's cheap energy efficiency scheme will help social housing landlords reduce carbon dioxide emission levels by half.
According to the TSA, the Warm Homes, Greener Homes initiative will help almost 500,000 householders in the social housing sector save money on their bills from energy suppliers.
Peter Marsh, chief executive of the TSA, said the new Warm Homes Standard will help those who are most in need and will contribute to the government's target of reducing carbon emissions from all homes by 29 per cent by 2020.
"This puts the social housing sector at the very centre of tackling the impact of climate change and fuel poverty," Mr Marsh said.
"It means that tenants will save money on heating their homes and it means less households suffering fuel poverty."
Later this year, the TSA and the Department for Communities and Local Government will work with social housing providers to develop details of the Warm Homes Standard.
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