Green technology boost for Crow country homes
GREEN technology will help warm up homes in Crow country this winter.
The 25 council houses in Bassingbourn will benefit from air source heat pumps after South Cambridgeshire district council secured funding thanks to a �100,000 grant from the government’s renewable heat grant fund.
Bassingbourn has no mains gas access, meaning many residents rely on oil heating and have seen their energy costs rise significantly in recent years.
Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire district council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “This is more fantastic news for our tenants, who will benefit from savings on their fuel bills and see a reduction in their home’s carbon footprint.
“We’re committed to encouraging low carbon and greener living and this new funding will help us to do just that.”
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The council also plans to clad the properties with external wall insulation to further increase their energy efficiency. A pilot project has already brought positive results, with tenants reporting that the cladding has made their homes warmer and cheaper to run.
Tenants in 53 South Cambridgeshire villages are already benefiting from a previous renewable energy scheme which saw solar panels installed on 500 of the Council’s properties in partnership with earlier this year.
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Tenants living in properties identified for the energy saving upgrade will be contacted directly by the council with further details.