bdht's local mission to help fight a global crisis
Published by gough for Gough Bailey Wright in Environment and also in Housing
Resident Mrs Smith outside her newly insulated property
bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, has started work on installing energy saving external wall insulation to 148 properties in Sidemoor, as it completes the final phase of a three-year programme to make homes in Bromsgrove more energy efficient and help reduce energy bills.
As part of a government-backed energy efficiency programme, bdht identified its worst performing thermally efficient homes in the town and, along with contractor Bullock Construction, is transforming 11 properties each week over the next three-months with layers of insulation to the external walls to make them more energy efficient. Once all of the work is completed the houses should achieve an energy rating of C which will greatly reduce their emissions.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive at bdht, says: “This local project will have a direct impact on carbon emissions and ultimately on the very real global issue that we are all facing. Not only that, but this type of insulation can significantly reduce energy bills by £500 per home each year.
“We are on a local mission to help fight a global crisis and if everyone does their bit and takes responsibility for their own environmental actions then we can all reduce our carbon footprint.”
It is hoped all work will be completed by the end of July.