Residents in Camden could save hundreds of pounds a year after Camden Council has committed an extra £1.15m for a private sector home insulation programme. This funding will aim to deliver up to 100 per cent grants to freeholders and leaseholders in blocks of flats for cavity wall insulation and uPVC windows.
This is in addition to the Council’s warmer, cheaper, greener programme, which is available to all Camden residents and provides a wide range of grants to help make homes more energy efficient and cut tonnes of CO2. Many grants will cover the full cost of home insulation and uPVC windows.
Insulating is an easy way of saving money and carbon emissions. Insulating a loft or fitting uPVC windows can save residents as much as £205 a year and a tonne of CO2 per household. Cavity wall insulation can also reduce the amount of energy used for heating and could save as much as £160 per year in bills.
Cllr Chris Knight, Executive Member for Environment, Camden Council said:
"Camden is committed to tackling climate change at a local level. As part of this we’re making it as easy and affordable as possible for residents across the borough to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.”
"Simple changes like home insulation or fitting uPVC windows can play a huge role in protecting the environment, as well as saving money on energy bills. We encourage everyone to get in touch and we’ll help make sure they are getting all the support they need to go green at home."
164 separate energy efficiency improvements such as fitting uPVC windows were carried out by the Council last year alone worth £138,559 – along with an additional 46 in social housing, through the council tenant energy efficiency grant.