E.ON and Leicester City Council bring energy saving improvements to city homes
Energy efficiency schemes like this are an excellent and very real example of communities, local authorities and energy companies working together. As well as improving people’s homes and reducing their energy bills, by using local companies for the insulation works we can make sure the investment gets translated into jobs and skills as well as more comfortable homes.
- Energy scheme aimed at improving social housing properties in Leicester
- Energy saving measures on offer to private homeowners
More than 135 homes in Leicester are benefiting from an energy efficiency scheme being run by E.ON and Leicester City Council that is aimed at reducing energy bills and improving the energy efficiency of the houses.
The scheme is jointly funded by E.ON and Leicester City Council and will see social housing properties in the Belgrave, Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields, Evington, Knighton, North Evington, Saffron, Spinney Hills and Stoneygate areas of Leicester fitted with external solid wall and loft insulation, potentially saving families hundreds of pounds on their annual fuel bills.
The majority of the properties will receive the measures free of charge, through funding from E.ON and Leicester City Council.
As part of the scheme, private homeowners and landlords in Leicester are also being given the opportunity to benefit from energy saving measures offered by E.ON, including free cavity wall and loft insulation and a range of finance options available for boiler replacements and upgrades.
Jim Lightfoot, E.ON’s Managing Director of Business to Municipalities, said: “Energy efficiency schemes like this are an excellent and very real example of communities, local authorities and energy companies working together. As well as improving people’s homes and reducing their energy bills, by using local companies for the insulation works we can make sure the investment gets translated into jobs and skills as well as more comfortable homes.
“We also provide heating and insulation solutions to landlords and private home owners in the area – delivering sustainable solutions that provide more energy efficient homes, along with cheaper fuel bills for customers.”
Cllr Adam Clarke, Assistant City Mayor for the Environment at Leicester City Council, said: “This scheme will transform the energy efficiency of more than 100 houses across the city, helping to create warmer and more comfortable homes for the families who live in them.
“We are pleased to be working with E.ON to deliver these improvements. Schemes like this are vital if we are to continue to improve the fabric of our homes and reduce the amount of energy our tenants need to use.”
Work is scheduled to run from September 2017 until January 2018.
E.ON has previously worked with Leicester City Council to improve the energy efficiency standards of almost 1,500 homes across the Saffron, Braunstone and Tailby areas of the city as part of the Government Community Energy Saving Progamme. The work involved fitting external wall insulation and also included replacing inefficient central heating boilers, increasing loft insulation and giving advice on energy saving.
Tenants whose properties are set to benefit from the new insulation will be contacted in the coming weeks.
If you are a private homeowner or landlord and you are interested in energy efficiency measures, please visit eoninstall.com
For more information contact:
Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Barrow, 02476 183677, Andrew.email@example.com
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