Leeds to spend £100m on council home energy retrofits

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Leeds City Council is to invest £100m on measures to help tenants save money and cut carbon by improving energy efficiency over the next five years.

Shakespeare Towers, Grange and Court after recent works to improve energy efficiency of the buildings
Shakespeare Towers, Grange and Court after recent works to improve energy efficiency of the buildings

Thousands more council tenants will benefit from cheaper energy bills and warmer homes as a result of the transformative investment which will be funded primarily through housing revenues.

New technologies will include ground and air source heat pumps, district heating networks, external wall insulation, and solar panels.

The investment will support the council’s commitment to reduce the city’s direct emissions to net-zero by 2030 and will also support local ‘green’ jobs in industries carrying out the improvements.

Around a quarter of the city’s carbon emissions come from the energy used to heat its homes.

Leeds City Council has been working in partnership with the University of Leeds to identify the best way to target these improvements to maximise the benefits for residents and the environment.

Councillor Helen Hayden, Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development said: “This is an ambitious investment that reaffirms this council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency. We’re doing everything we can to make the properties we own fit for the future.

“However, we now need a long-term, national plan that enables private homeowners to invest in their properties and gives reassurance to local businesses to hire and train workers with the skills needed to meet the demand for sustainable housing.”

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