Council approved energy saving scheme set to continue helping Harlow residents save energy and money
A HARLOW Council-backed scheme which has helped more than 600 local households stay warm and reduce energy use is being extended.
The Herts & Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP) scheme backed by Harlow Council and 14 other councils in Essex and Hertfordshire was originally due to end in March 2011. Due to the success of the campaign the partnership has agreed that it will continue to help homeowners and private tenants by providing heavily discounted home insulation for £99 or FREE for those on means tested benefits.
The scheme, which was set-up in July 2009, has seen £334,902 worth of grants, discounts and loans spent in Harlow on work such as:
- 541 loft or cavity wall insulation jobs
- 63 new boilers or complete heating systems
- 2 solar thermal installations
- 6 solar PV installations
- 9 solid wall insulation jobs
Councillor Tony Hall, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "This is great news and means that we can help more households keep warm and reduce their energy use by providing discounted or free home insulation.
"The work which has already been carried out in Harlow will save enough lifetime carbon dioxide emissions to fill around 83,000 double-decker buses – and that's great news for reducing Harlow's carbon footprint!"
To find out more call free on 0800 980 6026 to speak with an expert advisor, or visit our website at www.heepgrant.org