ENERGY efficiency improvements to homes in Glasgow – undertaken by the city’s local authority – are estimated to have saved almost 590,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Announcing the figure, Glasgow City Council says the saving is equivalent to four million full baths, 380 International Space Stations, driving round the world 83 times, or absorbing the same amount of CO2 as 100 hectares of trees.
Says the council (here), in a media release: “The Affordable Warmth programme sees the council working in partnership with owner-occupiers, private landlords and housing associations to deliver energy-efficiency measures in homes – with funding coming from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Programme: Area Based Schemes (here), Energy Company Obligation funding (here) from energy suppliers, and the owner-occupiers and private landlords.
“This is a voluntary programme with owners opting in to participate.
“The programme delivers insulation measures – mostly external wall insulation (pictured) – to bring lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions.
“Since 2013/14, the council has received over £37.5million in grant funding from EES:ABS, the highest of any local authority in Scotland. During this time, there have been over 11,000 energy-efficiency measures to the value of £101million installed in 75 areas in Glasgow, delivering almost 590,000 tonnes of lifetime (of the energy-efficient product) carbon savings.”
Picture credit: Glasgow City Council