Additional £6.7m external wall insulation approved for Dundee
The latest £6.7 million phase of an external wall insulation (EWI) programme in Dundee will provide warmer, more energy efficient homes at more than 740 properties, councillors heard last night at the investment was approved by the local authority.
More than £46m has been spent across the city since 2013 to ensure over 4,800 homes are easier to heat and more energy efficient.
This latest round of external wall insulation will be funded by Dundee City Council, the Scottish Government and SSE, and will see properties in The Glens, Linlathen (Phase 1), Fleming Gardens and Tullideph Road benefit from the programme.
Convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Anne Rendall, said: “The benefits of signing up for external wall insulation are obvious and bring no cost to the tenant.
“We know this form of insulation cuts fuel bills and can bring more people out of fuel poverty.
“In Dundee, we are committed to combating fuel poverty and this latest round of investment will see us move a step closer to eradicating it.
“The council will continue to do all it can to make sure that the people of Dundee have energy efficient homes they can afford to heat.”
This particular project comprises of 748 properties occupied by council tenants as well as the occupiers of private properties.
The project will receive funding from Dundee City Council, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland – Area Based Schemes (HEEPS – ABS) funding.
SSE is managing the work and delivering the programme on behalf of the council.