Homes in Lenton Abbey are the latest to get the Greener HousiNG treatment – helping residents to stay warm and well, while saving on energy bills.
Greener HousiNG is a major neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood scheme jointly delivered by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes to provide city-wide energy efficiency measures to make Nottingham homes warmer, more energy efficient and cheaper to run. The scheme is currently using Government funding for external wall insulation to reduce the energy bills in many Nottingham homes. Better insulation ensures that heat is retained inside a building, reducing the amount of energy needed to keep the property warm; which means a reduction in fuel bills, as well as CO2 production.
The Greener HousiNG scheme has insulated over 2500 hard-to-treat houses since 2013. The scheme is currently underway in Lenton Abbey where the energy efficiency specialists Sustainable Building Services are carrying out the works. One of the first houses in Lenton Abbey to get wrapped in insulation was Angela Stanton’s from Baslow Drive. Her three-bedroomed end terrace received the Greener HousiNG treatment in time to warm up her Christmas.
She said: “We noticed the difference straight away and have the heating on much less now. When we do turn it on, it only needs to be on for a few hours. As well making the house warmer, the cladding on the outside looks fantastic – our house now looks really smart.
“The works took about five weeks. There were a few days when it was very noisy but we were given plenty of warning about this and arranged to be out for the day. The communication from the team was great and we knew what was happening every step of the way. I really can’t praise the team enough for their hard work and customer service.”
Councillor Alan Clark, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability, said: “This scheme has made a real difference to many households across Nottingham. People are seeing reduced energy bills and reporting improved health for their families due to living in a warmer home. The council secures a variety of funding streams to enable energy efficiency projects for Nottingham’s social and private homes reducing the cost for both the council and owner occupiers to enable investment in Nottingham’s homes.”
Home energy efficiency schemes are a part of the city council’s plan to cut carbon emissions by 26% across the city by 2020. Over 40,000 social and private homes have already benefitted from council-led energy efficiency interventions, including solar panels, external wall insulation, loft insulation and new boilers.
For further information please contact Ruth Stallwood, Nottingham City Council Communications Team, on 0115 876 2900or by email at email@example.com
Greener HousiNG in 2016
Greener Housing is an area based scheme which has already improved the energy efficiency of thousands homes across Nottingham. In 2016 the scheme is live in the following areas; Lenton Abbey, Bilborough, Sneinton and Aspley. Households that are eligible for the works will be contacted by either Nottingham City Homes or Nottingham Energy Partnership to book their appointment for an assessment.
To find out more Nottingham City Homes tenants should contact 0300 333 8100, Private home owners should contact Nottingham Energy Partnership on 0300 688 0808.