We are proud to have been awarded £870,000 funding alongside other social housing providers to upgrade the energy efficiency of our homes through the second wave of Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.
The money will go towards energy-saving measures including loft insulation to new doors, as part of our low carbon retrofit programme.
With this project, £870,000 of government funding will be joined by an equal contribution from us, for a total investment of £1.74 million into improving the energy efficiency of 110 of our hardest to heat homes over the next two and a half years. In addition, all our properties which currently have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated D or below will improve to at least the standard of C by 2030. As an organisation, we also aim to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The core aim of the project is to drive down energy bills in response to the growing cost of living, while improving the temperature, comfort, and overall condition of our homes. As a bonus, this work will help reduce carbon emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.
This important funding will help to kick start our low carbon retrofit programme, as part of our long-term commitment in reducing carbon emissions and driving down energy bills in response to the growing cost of living, and state of climate emergency.