140 landlords, councils and academics urge Prime Minister for solid wall insulation targets
Published by Andrew Eagles for Sustainable Homes in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Environment, Local Government
ECO funding supports fuel poverty reduction and warm homes
Sustainable Homes wrote a third letter to Prime Minister on behalf of SHIFT members and over 140 organisations suggesting specific solutions to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
The group notes the potential for ECO to boost UK’s economy by £8bn, lift people permanently out of fuel poverty and provide local skilled jobs. They urged the Prime Minister to set minimum annual solid wall install targets to protect solid wall jobs for the long term.
They also called for clarity on the transition between ECO 1 and ECO 1.2 to prevent the same uncertainty happening again and for a maximum target for easy to treat cavity walls.
The group represents academics, contractors and social landlords and councils who manage the homes or hold jurisdiction over four million people. The group is responsible for thousands of projects to improve homes across the country in some of our most impoverished communities.
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes commented “Negotiations are happening today. Social housing needs to act to secure support for local jobs and for fuel poverty reduction. Annual solid wall targets are essential.”
Notes to Editor
Sustainable Homes has provided expert training and advice on how to retrofit or build homes sustainably since 1997. They also provide secretarial services to the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow, the award-winning best practice group representing over two million residents.
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