Stockport Homes and British Gas up for green award
Published by Nicola Mileham for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Communities, Environment, Local Government
We are delighted to announce that Stockport Homes has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Sustainable Housing Awards for its partnership with British Gas. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on Friday 18 October 2013.
Organised by Inside Housing magazine, the awards celebrate the best green projects from organisations throughout the UK.
Our 'Together we are looking after your world and transforming lives' project has been shortlisted for the 'Sustainable Housing Partnership of the Year' category. The project was one of the UK’s largest and most innovative Community Energy Saving Programmes (CESP) in partnership with British Gas. Key achievements include:
- converting five district heating schemes from gas to biomass, which has protected over 2,000 customers from the unpredictable fossil fuel energy market and helped to reduce fuel poverty;
- achieving over 350,000 lifetime tonnes of CO2 savings and reducing the carbon footprint of the district heating by 75 per cent;
- reducing customers' energy bills by over 70 per cent as a result of the improvements carried out to their homes; and
- installing extensive thermal over-cladding, replaced windows and repaired balconies to take advantage of integration with the over-cladding design.
Roger Phillips, Chair of Stockport Homes' Board said, “One of our key organisational aims is to 'Create greener places to live and work and continually minimise our impact on the environment', so it is fantastic that we have been recognised for the work we have been doing to achieve this aim.”
Steph Ramsden, Head of Commercial North West for British Gas, said, “British Gas is delighted to be working as a partner in the Stockport Homes programme and to have been shortlisted for this fantastic award. The scheme has already delivered benefits to more than 2,000 customers locally, who have seen their homes improved and savings made on energy bills.”
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