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Is saving energy and money up your street?

Solid wall and underfloor insulation are among potential improvements

The search is on for a Glasgow street to take part in a pioneering energy trial.

A location is needed with a strong sense of community and where residents are willing to make changes to their homes.

Potential improvements include solid wall insulation, loft insulation, underfloor insulation, upgrading heating systems, upgrading windows and energy efficiency lighting.

Environmental charity Hubbub is working in partnership with OVO Energy Solutions, part of OVO, the UK’s 3rd largest energy supplier, on the trial.

The street project will seek to minimise the cost of energy improvements by accessing relevant local and government funding sources.

Increases

With massive increases in energy prices set to kick in this autumn, Gavin Ellis co-founder of Hubbub said the pilot project will help better address how to help communities.

A location is needed where residents are willing to make changes to their homes
A location is needed where residents are willing to make changes to their homes

“We’re really keen to discover what is possible when a community comes together to tackle energy use in the home.

“This might include economies of scale by multiple houses on the same street carrying out the same work or be as simple as sharing ideas and information.

“We’re looking for a street that already has a strong sense of community spirit and is happy to work together and help each other.

 

We’re really keen to discover what is possible when a community comes together to tackle energy use in the home.

Gavin Ellis

 

“We hope the learnings and insight gained from this project will inspire other communities to work together and our ultimate aim is to create a model that can be replicated by people across Glasgow, Scotland, and the UK.”

Mark Robson, commercial development director OVO, said: “The pioneering trial will help bring neighbours together to upgrade their homes with green technology and reduce their bills.

“Now, more than ever, projects like this are critical to supporting households through the next winter while also improving the lives of people in the local community.”

'Now, more than ever, projects like this are critical to supporting households through the next winter'
'Now, more than ever, projects like this are critical to supporting households through the next winter'

As part of the project, Hubbub will create an online group to encourage participating residents to work together and share their ideas, successes, and challenges in making home improvements.

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