More than 1,000 capital homes to benefit from energy efficiency upgrades

MORE than 1,000 homes in Edinburgh are to benefit from energy efficiency improvements, it has been announced.

The likes of external insulation – along with solar panels and energy battery storage – are to be introduced, courtesy of £5m of funding from the Scottish Government.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here: “This funding, which specifically targets areas of fuel poverty, is only for private sector properties although many schemes cover private sector properties in mixed-tenure blocks.”

It adds: “The work will build on the successes of previous projects delivered by the City of Edinburgh Council and [energy efficiency organisation] Changeworks, which have seen 734 homes receive energy upgrades in the last year alone.”

The council estimates that one if five households in the city are in so-called ‘fuel poverty’, defined when at least ten per cent of a household’s income is spent on energy.

The announcement makes no mention of which, if any, addresses will benefit from the initiative

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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