The government has made available a £179M energy saving plan for social housing
The government has made available a £179M energy saving plan for social housing: As part of a fresh £179 million government funding boost, thousands of social houses throughout the UK will receive energy efficiency upgrades.
Nearly 20,000 social housing buildings with an Energy Performance Certificate grade of D or lower will receive steps to make them warmer and greener as a result of the investment.
External wall and roof insulation, energy-efficient doors and windows, heat pumps, and solar panels are among the methods.
“The UK has a strong track record in improving the energy performance of its homes and this funding will continue that as we deliver huge benefits for social housing residents — ensuring they keep more of their cash.” Said Minister for Business and Energy Lord Callanan.
“The £3.8 billion we are investing through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is helping drive down energy bills for thousands, targeting help to those who need it most by making their homes warmer, more comfortable and greener.”
A few days ago, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit published a study that revealed that over nine million people would spend an extra £170 for heating as a result of the government’s failure to increase the energy efficiency of houses throughout the UK.
The government has made available a £179M energy saving plan for social housing: