North Lanarkshire Council named runner-up in national energy efficiency finals

North Lanarkshire Council’s energy efficiency team has followed its win as Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Council of the Year by coming second top in the United Kingdom in the national finals.

North Lanarkshire Council named runner-up in national energy efficiency finals

Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey, convener of communities and housing, joins energy efficiency team officers Gary Oliver and Thomas Muir to mark the success

The council was commended for the impact it had across communities tackling fuel poverty, one of the key issues that set the team apart.

The council’s work in rolling out innovative and exciting projects, including installing insulation to reduce heating bills for tenants and residents while reducing our carbon footprint and boosting the local economy by supporting locally based suppliers and providing jobs for local people, was also recognised.

Heather Brannan-McVey, councillor and convener of communities and housing, said: “I’m delighted that our energy efficiency team and the council’s programme of measures to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy efficiency have been recognised at this national level.

“We’re working hard to improve the lives of our residents by providing warm and comfortable homes while positively impacting on the local environment.

“Well done to everyone involved in delivering this accolade. We’ll continue to roll out our ambitious plans to make North Lanarkshire the place to Live, Learn, Work, Invest and Visit.”

Procast, one of the council’s partners involved in delivering these projects, nominated the team for the national award following its Scottish success.

Procast also picked up first prize and was named UK winner for fabric and insulation installer and used North Lanarkshire Council’s project as an example as part of the council’s nomination.

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