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Green home transformations happening in Nottingham 

Green home transformations happening in Nottingham 

Work is underway to turn 77 council homes in Radford to super green and energy efficient properties. The 28 bungalows and 49 houses on five streets are benefitting from improvement works that will increase energy efficiency and reduce heating and energy costs for residents. This represents the latest project of the Deep Retrofit Energy Model […]

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What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

An installation of 720 solar panels on the roof of the new state-of-the-art Broad Marsh Car Park, Bus Station and Central Library is helping to power the building and support Nottingham’s carbon neutral targets. The array of panels and a host of other smart technology mean the building is playing its part in Nottingham’s ambition […]

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City firms urged to take advantage of free 30-day electric van trial

City firms urged to take advantage of free 30-day electric van trial

Businesses are being invited to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial. An event is being held next month in Nottingham where a range of vehicles will be on show for firms of any size, from the public or private sector, to consider for their fleet. Organised by the City Council […]

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£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

A consortium bid coordinated by the Midlands Energy Hub has successfully been awarded £14.9m of Government funding to make energy efficiency improvements to 1,570 social houses in the Midlands. This funding bid builds on the success the team had by securing £82m to improve privately owned houses in the region through the Sustainable Warmth Competition […]

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Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

A project to introduce innovative energy saving measures to council homes in Nottingham has been completed, with one tenant stating that his new look home ‘feels like a penthouse’. 12 formerly hard-to-heat council homes – five houses and seven bungalows – on Keswick Street in the Sneinton area of the city have been transformed into […]

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Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council has reinforced its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2028 after receiving accreditation as a Bronze Level Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO). The City Council is the first local authority in Nottinghamshire to achieve this status.  This award from the Carbon Literacy Project is internationally recognised and shows that the council is prioritising climate […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious awards after helping residents save money on energy bills

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious awards after helping residents save money on energy bills

Nottingham City Council’s efforts to help over 10,000 households save money on their energy bills and carry out energy efficiency improvements to over 300 homes have been recognised after it was named Local Authority of the Year at the National Energy Efficiency Awards. The council was also awarded second place in the Fuel Poverty & […]

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Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s have taken a step forward when they were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board (22 February). The proposals for 24 homes for affordable rent include ten 2-bed houses, five 3-bed houses and nine 1-bed apartments and will be built to higher energy efficiency standards. This […]

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More Nottingham homes to get super energy saving measures

More Nottingham homes to get super energy saving measures

Over 100 council homes in the city will benefit from improvement works to increase their energy efficiency and reduce heating and energy costs for residents. The works will see energy efficiency retrofits carried out on 103 homes in Radford. Nottingham City Council and partners Nottingham City Homes are working with British Gas to potentially get […]

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Nottingham is on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2028 after first annual review

Nottingham is on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2028 after first annual review

Nottingham is on track to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028, the first review of its action plan shows. Despite challenges due to the pandemic and pressures on the council’s finances, significant achievements have been made since the city’s Carbon Neutral 2028 Action Plan was published in June 2020. The […]

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