Schemes save tens of thousands of tonnes of CO2

Thousands referred for insulation schemes

13 January 2012

CSE’s Warm Streets project was able to make a lifetime carbon saving of almost 53,000 tonnes last year, after nearly 3,000 lofts and cavity walls were insulated under the project across 2011.

Warm Streets was just one of a raft of successful advice and installation schemes which CSE managed during 2011, a list which also includes: the Bristol Energy Efficiency Scheme (BEES), the Bristol DIY loft insulation scheme, Freedom from fuel poverty, Somerset West hard-to-treat, and the West Somerset heating controls scheme. They offer grant access to improve the energy efficiency of properties.

In total, CSE received almost 4,000 referrals for these schemes across the course of the year.

“It’s been a really successful year for CSE in terms of delivering our scheme objectives,” explained Mike McClelland, who administered the projects. “Almost 4,000 referrals across Bristol and Somerset is a significant figure, and makes you realise it represents a large number of lives which have been transformed and improved for the better by the work we’ve been able to do.”

Across Somerset, Bristol and the surrounding area during 2011, CSE was able to help ensure more than 2,500 lofts and 1,300 cavity walls were insulated ready for the current cold winter.

CSE have also helped residents to improve the efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills with bespoke solutions, where standard loft and cavity wall insulation cannot be installed.

Through its Freedom from fuel poverty and Somerset West hard-to-treat schemes, CSE was able to lead on the installation of external and internal wall insulation, solar pv and solar thermal, complex loft and floor insulation. This has resulted in work being completed on 27 properties so far – each of these being a significant projects in themselves.

The Freedom from Fuel Poverty scheme in Bath and North East Somerset is now complete but the Somerset West hard-to-treat project is ongoing and still offering assistance to residents in the  Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor and West Somerset areas.

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