Yorkshire Housing has recently completed a retrofit programme on 30 homes in Craven. Work which started in March included fitting heat pumps and solar panels on properties in Skipton, Burton-in-Lonsdale, Clapham and Horton-in-Ribblehead.
As part of the project solar panels have been installed on all homes, and six have had an air source heat pump installed, replacing their solid fuel heating and immersion systems with low carbon alternatives, reducing the impact of rising energy prices, and cutting carbon emissions by around 30 tonnes.
The project has been delivered thanks to £80,000 from the European Regional Development Fund, which was secured by Craven District Council as part of their £1.2m Zero Carbon Craven scheme. Yorkshire Housing has also invested £170,000 into the project as they ramp up their efforts to decarbonise existing homes ahead of government targets.
Residents have been impressed with the installations and Yorkshire Housing will be supporting them over the next few weeks as they get used to their new heating systems.
Steve Ellard, Director of Assets and Sustainability at Yorkshire Housing said: “We want all our customers to live in warm homes that are cost effective to heat, reducing fuel poverty and increasing quality of life.
“In these difficult times we’re committed to doing everything we can to tackle the climate crisis and reduce carbon emission from our homes.”
Councillor Simon Myers, Craven District Council’s lead member for Enterprise, said: “We were pleased to include Yorkshire Housing in this project who have been able to install renewable technologies in their properties for the benefit of Craven residents.”
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