Argyll and Bute Council to launch energy efficiency scheme on Islay
The Scottish Government has awarded Argyll and Bute Council funding to deliver a range of energy efficiency measures to households in Islay.
The Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS) includes a range of measures – including internal and external wall insulation, loft insulation and underfloor insulation – will be offered to private owners and private tenants living in Council Tax Bands A, B, C, and also to some Band D properties who meet the specific eligibility criteria.
ALIenergy will deliver the scheme on behalf of the council and will be holding a number of information events throughout the year. It has also arranged for letters to be sent out to relevant properties this week.
Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for strategic housing, Councillor Robin Currie, said: “Argyll and Bute Council is committed to tackling fuel poverty and the HEEPS: ABS programme is one of the ways in which we’re doing this.
“Since 2013, we have assisted over 700 properties and have helped make their homes more affordable and cheaper to heat.
“I would encourage local residents to get in touch with Home Energy Scotland or ALIenergy to find out how they can make their property more energy efficient.”