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ALMO recognised for efforts to tackle climate change

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Environment and also in Housing

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Manchester-based Northwards Housing has been awarded a prize in recognition of its efforts to tackle climate change.

The ALMO, which runs 13,500 homes on behalf of Manchester City Council, has been working with its tenants to reduce fuel bills and keep carbon emissions down.

Northwards was given a Silver SHIFT Award (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow) which uses rigorous measurements to test housing providers’ green credentials.

The housing provider's Green Champions scheme saw advice given to tenants and staff on how to save energy.

It's Green Car scheme also saw staff offered the chance to lease an energy efficient car through a salary sacrifice programme.

Claire Hopkins, head of investment and strategic asset management, said: “Awards like this recognise the hard work our staff put in to make our homes and offices as green as they can be.

“As fuel bills increase and demands on all our pockets get bigger, the work we are doing becomes more and more important.

“We’re saving money as well as saving the environment.”

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