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RE:NEW delivers benefits to private-sector homes

Published Friday, 21 November 2014

A major project to improve the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in Enfield and tackle fuel poverty will continue, Enfield Council has confirmed.

The first phase of the RE:NEW scheme saw £187,000 spent on improving the energy efficiency of 1,500 private sector homes in Haselbury, Lower Edmonton and Upper Edmonton wards.  Home inspections were carried out by a qualified assessor who identified easily installed cost effective measures, such as low energy light bulbs and energy monitors.

The second phase took place in Enfield’s Cockfosters, Jubilee, Ponders End, Southbury, Southgate Green and Turkey Street wards and saw 1,533 visits undertaken, resulting in 98 boilers installed, 45 lofts insulated and six cavity walls insulated.

Following the successes of the previous schemes, Enfield Council has confirmed that phase three will see the RE:NEW team analysing Enfield’s Energy Performance Certificate data to help identify future domestic energy efficiency projects.

RE:NEW is the Mayor’s flagship home energy efficiency programme. It also forms part of the Enfield 2020 programme, which aims to find new, innovative and more cost-effective ways of delivering sustainability projects to benefit Enfield’s residents.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “This project is reducing energy use in private homes, reducing energy bills and helping reduce the impact of fuel poverty in Enfield.

“It is good for residents, good for the environment and good for the economy.”

 

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