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Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5million through the European Regional Development Fund (2014-20) to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties. The scheme will tackle some of NCH’s older housing stock that is hard to heat, lifting residents out of fuel […]

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Nottingham City Council sites have generated over ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Nottingham City Council sites have generated over ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Solar power systems installed on a range of Nottingham City Council buildings have generated one million kilowatt hours of green energy during 2018. Well-used city buildings including libraries, leisure centres, schools and offices all host the council’s solar infrastructure; silently generating clean and green energy whilst the buildings users go about their day. Britain’s heatwave […]

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Nottingham City Council wins Local Authority of the Year Award

Nottingham City Council wins Local Authority of the Year Award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won the prestigious Energy Awards for Best Local Authority Initiative of the Year for their Smart Energy Buildings. The Energy awards which took place in London last night recognise and celebrate the very best achievements in the energy sector. The Local Authority Award was launched this year in recognition […]

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Nottingham families and older people could be missing out on up to £1m of energy bill winter discounts

Nottingham families and older people could be missing out on up to £1m of energy bill winter discounts

Nottingham City Council are urging citizens to find out if they are eligible for the Warm Homes Discount as it’s estimated that up to £1m is not being claimed by qualifying households. The Warm Homes Discount scheme offers a £140 energy bill discount to low income households. Offered by energy suppliers, people are being encouraged […]

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Gold award for Nottingham City Homes’ approach to sustainability  

Gold award for Nottingham City Homes’ approach to sustainability   

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has been accredited as a gold standard provider of sustainable homes, in recognition of its success in reducing its environmental impact across its housing stock and operations. The accreditation body SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow) is run by Sustainable Homes and is the sustainability standard for the housing sector. Gaining […]

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Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses across Nottingham have signed up to an initiative which allows people to easily find places to fill-up reusable water bottles for free. Over 60 local businesses, including restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, signed up to the Refill Scheme last week which is being rolled out across Nottingham by water company Severn Trent, Nottingham City […]

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City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. The awards aim to recognise leadership, innovation and best practice in the field of renewable and clean energy. Cllr Alan Clark was the Portfolio Holder […]

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Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Award for Best Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative. The APSE awards, which took place in Edinburgh last night, celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation within local government. Energy Services were recognised for their innovative approach to reducing the council’s energy demand […]

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