Section: Energy Efficiency

Boroughs seek £115m retrofitting boost to secure London's environmental and economic future

Posted 03.11.20
London Councils: Further reading

In its submission to the government's upcoming spending review, the cross-party umbrella group London Councils argues that urgent investment in green infrastructure and retrofitting will secure immense environmental and economic benefits.

London Councils highlights the following:

Boroughs have already improved the efficiency of over 32,000 London homes and around 700 public sector buildings since 2016.

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Wiltshire Council agrees to new zero carbon council houses and energy efficient improvements

Posted 03.11.20
Wiltshire Council: Further reading

Wiltshire Council's Cabinet has agreed to significantly invest in zero carbon homes for its council house new build programme and also improve the energy efficiency of its existing council homes.

The new council house build programme will see around £195 million invested into building new, energy efficient council homes up to 2032.

The council is initially running a pilot scheme, and if successful, all new properties that are built by the council (not including those purchased from developers) will be constructed to 'zero carbon' standards.

The council will also invest £289 million until 2032 on improving existing council housing properties, to ensure they achieve a minimum energy performance rating of B.

These properties will receive the highest levels of loft and wall insulation and will be fitted with A++ rated windows. Heating and hot water will be sourced from non-fossil fuels, combined with the installation of efficient unvented hot water cylinders.

The council will also consider other technologies to enhance these improvements and further reduce customers' energy bills, such as solar panels on roofs and battery storage.

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