Dundee’s external wall insulation programme recognised

A programme of external wall insulation carried out by Dundee City Council has been recognised with a series of awards.

At the Energy Efficiency Awards held in Birmingham, the local authority won the Council of the Year Award and second place for the Insulation and Fabric Project.

In addition, the council won the Regional Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner of the Year at the 2018 Scotland Regional Energy Efficiency Awards.

Neighbourhood services convener Councillor Kevin Cordell said: “In Dundee we are committed to combating fuel poverty.

“We are continuing to deliver a high standard of external wall insulation around the city and these awards are the proof of that.

“For the last 5 years, a number of locations throughout the city have benefited from the installation of external wall insulation.

“This work has helped approximately 5,500 households. The team behind this work together with their partners and have been recognised both regionally and nationally.”

The council was runner up in both the Regional Large Scale Project of the Year and the Regional and Local Authority Body of the Year Award at the 2018 Scotland Regional Energy Efficiency Awards.

Councillor Cordell added: “These awards recognise the efforts of all those involved locally in delivering a successful large scale energy saving project.”

The council has worked with SSE Energy Solutions over the past five years which has helped transform the city via its managed solution and funding support through the Energy Company Obligation.

Alsecco has also been involved with the programme and brings expertise and a quality service which allows External Wall Insulation to be underwritten for 25 years.

Insulated Render Services (IRS) has completed 132 units at the Barnes Avenue location and is a contractor which has delivered good results on behalf of all stakeholders at other locations throughout the city.

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