Glasgow hails impact of home energy efficiency programme
Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Warmth Programme is continuing to make homes in the city more energy-efficient.
The programme is funded through the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes programme (EES: ABS) and delivers energy-efficiency measures (mainly external wall insulation), to owner-occupied and private landlord properties in the 25% lowest-SIMD Glasgow.
Almost 2,500 homes in the city benefited from the programme in 2021/22.
In the current financial year, £6.437 million is available to deliver the programme in selected areas across Glasgow.
These areas - Balornock, Barmulloch, Corkerhill, Craigend, Easterhouse, Knightswood, Townhead/Drygate and Westercommon - will receive either external wall insulation, internal wall insultation, or electric storage space and water heating controls as the energy-efficiency measures being carried out on the homes.
Given the current cost of living crisis, the normal £1500 cost for the installation of external wall insulation - seen as prohibitive to many who would otherwise consider it - has been waived for the 2022/23 financial year to encourage participation.
Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said: “The Affordable Warmth Programme has been helping to make eligible homes in Glasgow more energy-efficient for a decade, and is now more important - with high fuel costs, the cost of living crisis, and the climate emergency - than ever. This programme makes a real difference to people’s lives and the city’s Net Zero ambitions.”