Energy and Construction specialist Ecogee has been awarded a contract by one of Halton’s leading social housing providers to help improve energy efficiency in the borough.
The works, which have started on three low rise blocks of flats in Runcorn, are in partnership with Halton Housing, whose own investment is supported by funding secured as part of the wider Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s bid for over £11million from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). The grant helps social housing providers to tackle fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions and increase the energy efficiency of homes.
The investment forms part of Halton Housing’s Destination Grange programme, working with residents and partners on a community-led approach to neighbourhood renewal, with proposals to improve green space, facilities, and opportunities for residents.
Ecogee will install new wall insulation, a refurbished roof with solar PV panels and a centralised ventilation system as well as fit new windows, external doors, enclosed balconies and increased security systems.
Managing Director Brendan Helm said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to work on the retrofit project and to deliver much-needed energy-saving measures to the households of the Grange Estate. This will ultimately improve the energy efficiency of their homes and hopefully, reduce their overall energy bills.
“From our headquarters in Liverpool, we have been delivering energy saving measures since our launch back in 2012 and we are confident that with the support of our partner Halton Housing, the Grange Estate project will be a great success.”
As energy prices continue to soar at an unpredictable rate, Ecogee has seen a rise in the demand for decarbonisation works to tackle the growing risk of fuel poverty in the North West. The team has been working on the improvement of hundreds of properties across the region with clients including Sefton Council, Scottish Power, OVO Energy, One Vision Housing and Prima Group.
Georgina Patel, Decarbonisation Strategic Lead at Halton Housing, said: “Securing the grant funding allows us to maximise the energy efficiency measures on these blocks, which will bring benefits to our customers in terms of saving energy and will help Halton Housing to reduce our carbon footprint.”