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Wakefield residents benefit from green energy

Residents at the Newfield House Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield are benefiting from affordable, lower-carbon heating and hot water following an advanced metering technology installation.

Wakefield and District Housing appointed sustainable energy company Ener-G Switch2 to supply and operate a complete utility management service to remove the problem of estimated and inaccurate supplier billings, together with a range of analytical benefits and reports to improve efficiency and cost savings.

Newfield House is a refurbishment of an existing building, providing one and two-bedroom flats, available to rent from WDH.

The energy efficiency system guarantees the accurate capture of Newfield House’s performance and efficiency measures, with domestic smart meters installed to allow residents to monitor and track their own energy consumption using easy to read ‘dashboard’ displays.

An automatic meter reading system provides precise daily readings of all the domestic meters to ensure accurate, individual billing.

This alleviates the need to access properties which is costly, time consuming and inconvenient for customers.

It also gives WDH a comprehensive analysis of billing and overall energy efficiency and cost performance.

The company has responsibility for 31,000 homes in the Wakefield area and is the fifth largest housing organisation in England.

Ener-G Switch2 is also supplying similar metering and monitoring services at Monument Mews Independent Living Scheme, another facility managed by WDH.

It is estimated that residents at the two developments will notice an average 30 per cent saving on energy bills.