Whole house retrofit

Making our homes warmer and greener

Making our residents’ homes more energy efficient is important to us to reduce carbon emissions, cut energy bills and help to reduce fuel poverty.

whole house retrofitImprovements are being made to the energy efficiency of existing homes that we manage in Cornwall thanks to a £4.2m fund made up from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Cornwall Council, its energy partner SSE Energy Solutions and Cornwall Housing.   

This pioneering Whole House Retrofit programme will use innovative solutions to reduce property emissions, heat loss and running costs for residents.

Energy efficiency measures will be retrofitted to 83 of our poorest performing homes which will help reduce carbon emissions, energy bills and fuel poverty. Homes will become greener and warmer with work such as fitting external wall insulation, solar panels and heat pumps. The first phase will start this autumn with 16 homes in Chacewater and St Agnes. All work will be carried out following social distancing safety requirements.

Chris Franks, Director of Homes and Investment at Cornwall Housing, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project, which will not only improve the energy efficiency of our homes but benefit the people of Cornwall by contributing to a better environment for the future.

The Whole House Retrofit programme is a cost-effective carbon-reducing model to improve energy efficiency to our existing homes and will cut energy bills for residents and help to reduce fuel poverty.

Together with the Council and partners, we hope this ground-breaking scheme will be the first step in wider plans to fit retrofit improvements on many more homes that have a low EPC rating.”

More information on the Whole House Retrofit programme.

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