Labour’s Exeter City Council Housing retrofit programme has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards,
The scheme is another tangible example of the Exeter Labour’s dedication towards delivering outcomes rather than merely debating detail and options. The retrofit programme aims to improve the energy efficiency of the Council homes, reducing fuel costs to tenants.
Cllr Barbara Denning, Lead Councillor for Council Housing, said:
“Our team at the Council has done a brilliant job in securing the funds to retrofit our properties, making homes much more comfortable to live in and improving the quality of life for our residents. I am so pleased that this success has been recognised by being shortlisted in these awards.
“In Exeter we have a lot of older properties that we need to make much more energy efficient for the benefit of residents and to cut our carbon footprint, and I am delighted that we are well on the way to achieving this.”
More than 400 Council properties have been retrofitted in Exeter – saving money for tenants on their fuel bills just as energy costs are spiralling and cutting energy use cuts carbon emissions. A win, win.
The Labour-led council recently secured funds from a national fund for a further 245 council homes to be fully retrofitted to improve their energy efficiency.