ScottishPower is to fund £1.15m of energy efficiency improvements in 800 homes in the Arden and Darnley areas of Glasgow. The energy company will work in partnership with Glen Oaks Housing Association to install measures such as solid wall external insulation, loft insulation, new windows and updated gas boilers and controls.
The work is being carried out as part of the UK Government’s Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP), which seeks to improve energy efficiency standards and reduce fuel bills in targeted households across the country.
Glen Oaks Housing Association will be co-ordinating the planned improvements and will be contacting residents in the coming weeks to arrange for survey work to be conducted. It is hoped that the full refurbishment plan will be completed by the Autumn of 2012.
Raymond Jack, Director of Energy Retail at ScottishPower, said: “One of the most important ways to reduce wasted energy and help towards achieving lower bills is to ensure that homes are well insulated. Energy efficiency has a major role to play in reducing carbon emissions across the country, and we are committed to providing help wherever we can.
“We are delighted to have established this partnership with Glen Oaks Housing Association, and we hope to be able to deliver further projects together in the future. The funding will go a long way towards helping families in this area make the most of their energy usage which will hopefully help towards lower energy bills.”
Alasdair McKee, Chief Executive of Glen Oaks Housing Association, said:
“We are very pleased to have concluded this innovative deal with ScottishPower. Our tenants can now look forward to lower heating bills in the future. This will be particularly welcome just now when many families are facing big increases in their household costs.
“The national CESP programme runs until December 2012 and this partnership will undoubtedly bring real benefits to people’s homes.”
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