Over 100 Nottingham homes are set to receive ‘super energy saving measures’ in a £500k fund that is set to boost Nottingham’s ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2028.
Nottingham City Council are partnering with Nottingham City Homes to launch the £530k scheme that will see 103 homes in Radford benefit from work to increase their energy efficiency and reduce heating and energy costs for residents.
Coun Sally Longford, the City Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy, Environment and Waste Service, said: “This funding will go towards important retrofitting work on colder council homes in the city.
“The improvements will create homes that produce almost zero carbon emissions, reducing bills and increasing the warmth and well-being for residents.
“Homes, and especially older homes, account for a large proportion of carbon emissions so tackling this helps us towards our ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2028.”
Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are working with British Gas to potentially secure the money from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) fund.
The funding will support the work already done through the Deep Retrofit Energy Model (DREeM) project – known as Energiesprong.
This saw Nottingham become the first UK city to adopt these measures – with 59 homes in Nottingham already noting environmental improvements.
These improvements include Super insulated wall panels, new windows, including new internal window surrounds, loft insulation, solar panels, and solar battery for energy storage and distribution.
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “Residents who have already benefitted from the Energiesprong project tell us the work has made a real difference to the warmth of their homes.
The retrofits, which include super insulated wall panels, new windows, roofs and solar panels, helps residents to save money on their energy bills.
This new funding means we can create even more warmer homes whilst working to tackle fuel poverty.”