New pilot energy efficiency scheme for Newry

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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A new scheme to improve energy efficiency in the most vulnerable homes is piloting across Newry and Mourne District council area.

The Department for Social Development in conjunction with Newry and Mourne District council will be installing a range of energy efficiency measures in around 125 homes in Council area free of charge.

The Council will work with householders to identify a range of energy efficiency improvements which may be available to them.

The homes included in the pilot, have been identified as those who could benefit the most from energy efficiency improvements, based on mapping information developed by Professor Christine Liddell from the University of Ulster who has used extensive research to identify fuel poverty prevalence across Northern Ireland.

Around 125 homes in the Council area will be surveyed in the coming weeks in order to identify a range of energy efficiency improvements. The improvements could include loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or a new energy efficient boiler.

Newry and Mourne District council have issued letters to 286 homes within the council area advising them of the scheme and offering each a home energy check to discuss the range of energy efficient improvements that may be available to them.

If you receive a letter you can then expect a representative from the council to visit your home and if you are willing, carry out a survey.

Encouraging householders identified to participate in the pilot scheme, Mayor of Newry and Mourne District council, John Mc Ardle said:

“I would encourage all those who receive a letter to avail of this offer as research shows that by improving the energy efficiency in your home you can reduce your energy bills and ultimately improve your health and well being.”

For more information on the pilot please contact the Environmental Health Department within Newry and Mourne District council on 02830 313100 or ehealth@newryandmourne.gov.uk


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