Energy Efficiency for Housing Providers
Almond Housing Association
Almond Housing Association is a locally-based non-profit making voluntary organisation, with the aim of providing people with the right to rent quality housing.
Direct Savings were asked to install loft and cavity wall insulation into 130 Almond HA properties in Ash Grove and Beech Grove in Craigshill, Livingston - at no cost to their tenants. The energy efficiency project succeeded in lowering heating bills in the West Lothian households.
Assessment & Recommendation
We health checked the 130 properties and provided recommendations to maximise heating efficiency with insulation.
As much as 25% of heat in a family home can be lost through a roof with inadequate insulation.
We worked with Almond HA to offer tenants a range of energy efficiency improvements which will bring them long-term benefits in an example of two companies coming together at a local level to deal with the important national issue of working to reducing the UK’s use of energy.
During the initial installation work, Direct Savings also concluded arrangements with private homeowners and landlords to carry out cavity and loft insulation work in their properties.
Chris Bonnar, Capital Projects Manager, at Almond Housing Association said:
“The insulation work should play a key role in making homes noticeably warmer and better equipped to fend off the harsh Scottish winters – on top of being good for the environment.
“Working with Direct Savings has allowed us to show the responsible and dynamic approach we are making to improve the energy efficient of our housing stock.
“We have also been impressed at the responsible approach Direct Savings has taken to work with us and our tenants.”
How Direct Savings can help you
Private homeowners can qualify for free or reduced cost energy efficiencies measures and we’d encourage anyone who is worried about their heating bills to get in touch with us for a free Home Health Check.
We are also continuing to look to develop strong relationships with housing associations, councils and social landlords across Scotland to work with them to improve their housing stocks.”
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