Retrofit works have been undertaken to improve the energy efficiency of six homes in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
The social-rented homes have received external wall insulation, had their roofs replaced including new loft insulation and new thermally efficient windows and doors. All these measures will help to retain warmth and improve thermal comfort, reducing the energy required to heat the home. This not only provides savings on customers’ energy bills but also reduces the carbon emitted from the houses by up to 1.8 carbon tonnes per year – the equivalent of running two small cars.
Tina Iball, Sustainability Manager at Accent Housing, said “The homes look completely transformed following this vital retrofit work. In addition to the improvement in energy performance, there is now also a clean and fresh render in place to protect the new insulation. We hope our customers enjoy their smart retrofitted homes and benefit greatly from improved energy efficiency. A big thank you to our partner on this project, Equans.”
The scheme has been part-funded by a grant from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. These properties are part of a larger retrofit programme, improving the energy efficiency of 79 properties in 2023. Accent also plan to retrofit at least a further 163 properties in 2024.