Hackney Homes short listed for 2012 Energy saving award
Published by Natalie Powell for Hackney Homes in Housing
Hackney Homes’ Shoreditch Heat Network (SHN) and Gascoyne Points Community Energy Savings Project (CESP) have been short listed in the 2012 Energy Awards 'Renewable Energy Project of the Year'.
Now in its second year, the Energy Awards recognise the achievements of companies that cut emissions and save energy.
SHN replaces aging, inefficient gas and oil fired boilers with a new more energy efficient combined heat and power (CHP) system.
Managed and funded by Hackney Homes and SSE and installed by Mulalley and Vital Energi, the Network will supply heat to over 489 homes on Cranston, Wenlock Barn and Fairbank Estates.
As part of the CESP, Gascoyne Points on Wick Road has received a total exterior and interior makeover, providing energy savings for residents. The stone exterior has been given a new lease of life through over-cladding which combined with new double glazed windows and external wall insulation, will see the heating bills and carbon footprint for residents drastically reduced. The blocks have also been fitted with a new roof.
Hackney Homes Cabinet Advisor, Cllr Philip Glanville said: "The SHN and CESP projects showcase our commitment to improving heating and insulation for our residents whilst saving money on their energy bills and transforming the look of the local area."
Cabinet Member for Sustainability Cllr Sophie Linden said: "The Council is committed to making our borough as green and sustainable as possible and it is great to see the positive impact these measures are having. Seeing the savings that can be achieved will hopefully encourage everyone to look at how their homes can be made more energy efficient. I am pleased that work the SHN and CESP are doing has been recognised in these awards."
Winners of the awards are due to be announced later this year in December 2012.