Customers who live in some of our older properties could soon be benefiting from warmer and more energy efficient homes thanks to a £3.52 million government grant.
We have successfully bid for a share of the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1 from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, supporting home insulation and low carbon heating.
It will help us boost the energy efficiency of almost 400 homes, bringing the potential for big savings on energy bills for our tenants. The project continues work that we began last year, to improve our least energy-efficient homes.
Daniel Timmis, interim director of asset management said: “At a time when so many people have very real worries about rising energy bills, it is more important than ever that we are able to make some of our older homes warmer and more energy efficient. This grant funding is vital to help us achieve that, through improvements including wall and loft insulation, draught proofing, underfloor insulation and low carbon heating systems.
“We want to ensure that all our homes achieve a minimum rating of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C. This will mean that homes are warmer and more affordable to heat, making a positive difference to the lives of hundreds of our customers. It is also an important milestone towards the government’s longer term target to make all homes net-zero-carbon.”