95 Coventry Homes set to become more energy efficient - The Coventry Observer

95 Coventry Homes set to become more energy efficient

Ryan Smith 1st Nov, 2022   0

COVENTRY homes will become more energy efficient thanks to £1.1million of government funding.

The £2.4million project will improve the efficiency of 95 Citizen Housing properties which have an energy performance certificate rating below C.

External wall insulation will be fitted into the homes and energy-efficient doors and windows will be installed.

There will also be increased loft insulation and improved ventilation to reduce the potential for mould growth.

As a housing association, Citizen could only access the first wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund if they entered a joint bid with a local authority, and so worked with Coventry City Council to secure the cash.

The work must now be completed by March 31.

Coun David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We are working with Citizen and other partners agencies to raise housing standards for people facing difficulties, whether that is in temporary accommodation or, as in this case, in more permanent housing.

“Across the country we are facing a crisis in housing, and we will continue to lobby the government to influence national housing policy.

“I hope we can deliver more of these types of schemes in the future where standards can be raised through applying energy efficiency measures – 95 refurbished homes is a step in the right direction, but the government need to provide more support to cities like Coventry.”

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