Glasgow hails impact of home energy efficiency programme

Glasgow hails impact of home energy efficiency programme

Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Warmth Programme is continuing to make homes in the city more energy-efficient.

The programme is funded through the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes programme (EES: ABS) and delivers energy-efficiency measures (mainly external wall insulation), to owner-occupied and private landlord properties in the 25% lowest-SIMD Glasgow.

Almost 2,500 homes in the city benefited from the programme in 2021/22.

In the current financial year, £6.437 million is available to deliver the programme in selected areas across Glasgow.

These areas - Balornock, Barmulloch, Corkerhill, Craigend, Easterhouse, Knightswood, Townhead/Drygate and Westercommon - will receive either external wall insulation, internal wall insultation, or electric storage space and water heating controls as the energy-efficiency measures being carried out on the homes.

Given the current cost of living crisis, the normal £1500 cost for the installation of external wall insulation - seen as prohibitive to many who would otherwise consider it - has been waived for the 2022/23 financial year to encourage participation.

Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said: “The Affordable Warmth Programme has been helping to make eligible homes in Glasgow more energy-efficient for a decade, and is now more important - with high fuel costs, the cost of living crisis, and the climate emergency - than ever. This programme makes a real difference to people’s lives and the city’s Net Zero ambitions.”

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