Widening of ECO Eligibility and More Energy Saving Measures Helps Social Residents
LHC has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the widening of the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO), making it available for a greater number of low income homes as well as introducing more types of energy efficiency works, including hard to treat cavity insulation, glazing and draught proofing.
As a result of public consultation, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced that £190m of ECO will be made available for the poorest homes, including those in social housing, to upgrade homes with loft and cavity wall insulation as well as other insulation measures.
Funding will be available from the end of 2012. Social landlords wishing to take advantage of this opportunity for building insulation works can use LHC’s OJEU compliant, pre-tendered Building Insulation (N6) framework arrangement for quick and efficient completion of projects.
The three LHC appointed companies for this framework arrangement, Carillion Energy Services, Keepmoat and the Mark Group, have already committed their support for Green Deal by signing agreements with the Government. Read more
“This is very welcome news,” commented LHC Director, John Skivington. “With more low income homes being eligible for ECO help with the extra energy efficiency methods available, means that the poorest social residents will not be left out in the cold.
"Social landlords who wish to engage with the Green Deal will now be able to provide support for all their residents.”
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