Coastline Housing has been awarded a £27,000 grant from The Energy Saving Trust RHPP II to install air source heat pumps in 20 off-gas homes in Camborne, Cornwall.
This is in addition to a further 400 of its properties across the region benefiting from energy efficiency upgrades in one of the largest roll-outs of the government’s Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).
External wall and loft insulation, upgrade of heating systems and draught proofing, will see fuel bills driven down in a ‘whole house’ approach. Monitoring and comparison will be conducted to assess the financial benefit to occupiers and is expected to be significant. Work is due to be completed by the end of November 2012 with CESP ending 31 December this year.
EDF Energy is the funding partner for the Coastline Housing project and will secure CESP Carbon following the energy efficiency works which total circa £3m for Camborne South and West. The principal contractor is Mark Group.
Mitsubishi, which has supplied the Ecodan air source heat pumps, has also boosted the latest funding from The Energy Saving Trust by £300 per property, equating to an additional £6k which will be used for further energy efficiency upgrades.