Stockport Homes one of the best for renewable energy
Published by Nicola Mileham for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Local Government
Stockport Homes has been named as a finalist for the ‘Best Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative’ category at this year's Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards. The winners will be announced at APSE’s Annual Dinner in Liverpool on 5 September.
Stockport Homes' Biomass Environmentally Sustainable Technology (B.E.S.T) project has delivered £14million of energy efficiency and renewable technology investment to 1,600 homes during 2012/13.
Improvements included biomass district heating upgrades, thermal over-cladding and window replacements. It was the largest UK Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) funded project using renewable technologies, delivered in partnership with British Gas. The project will result in over 300,000 lifetime tonnes of CO2 savings and deliver heating bill savings of up to 75 per cent for customers.
Finalists were chosen from nearly 400 entries, with 135 organisations taking part. The APSE awards are open to UK local authorities, to demonstrate innovation within service delivery and continuously improve services to communities.
Roger Phillips, Chair of Stockport Homes' Board said, “It is great news that we have been recognised for our good work. This project is making a real difference to the environment and to our customers, two of the things that are at the heart of our organisation.”