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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development, Environment, Local Government

£2 million energy efficiency upgrade for Manchester homes £2 million energy efficiency upgrade for Manchester homes

Homes on the Moston Hill estate in North Manchester are to benefit from a £2 million energy efficiency upgrade.

Almost 160 properties will be given external insulation after Manchester City Council and its ALMO Northwards Housing won a government bid to lower carbon emissions.

Northwards - which manages around 13,500 homes for the council - hopes to finish the work by March. Some of the properties will also have their boilers replaced and top-up loft insulation fitted.

The Government's Green Deal Go Early Programme helps pay for home improvements to keep fuel bills down, and is part of a drive from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to lower the amount of carbon pumped into the environment.

Larry Patrick, director of property services at Northwards Housing, said: “The work we are doing on the Moston Mill estate will make our homes more secure.

“We’ll make them warmer, so our tenants spend less on heating their homes, easing the burden of rising fuel costs.

“In turn, we’ll lessen the amount of CO2 being pumped into the environment, so there’s a real benefit to the environment as well.”

Cllr Jim Battle, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Decent homes with good environmental credentials are a priority for the city council but should also be an expectation for Manchester people. Energy prices are rocketing but eco home improvements like this should help offset the cost of living and see households save money in the future.”

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