Section: Energy Efficiency

£9.5 million to reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales

Posted 20.08.20
Welsh Government: Further reading

A new programme worth up to £9.5 million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales, make energy bills more manageable for residents and provide new job and training opportunities.

The Optimised Retrofit Programme (ORP), part of the Innovative Housing Programme, will fund the fitting of energy efficiency measures in up to 1,000 existing homes owned by registered social landlords and councils.

The ORP will support the sector to test different approaches to reach the goal of carbon neutrality. It will include an innovation competition - opening next month - to support the piloting of innovative new solutions for retrofitting our housing stock.

The investment package will lead to better homes, help tackle fuel poverty and contribute to decarbonisation.

ORP is a key part of the £45 million Innovative Housing Programme announced earlier this year, which focuses on building new carbon neutral homes using modern methods of construction,

The scheme will contribute to plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 95% by 2050, with an ambition to reach net zero in future.

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