Thousands of social housing residents are set to benefit from a series of energy saving measures including new heating systems whch use heat pumps, thanks to record funding applications by Ice Energy Technologies.
Online PR News – 07-December-2012 – Oxford, England – In the final quarter of 2012 the UK’s leading renewable energy heating company Ice Energy Technologies, expects to submit in excess of £5m worth of funding applications for renewable energy projects on behalf of Social Housing providers.
The funding is outside of any Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) or equivalent funding which housing associations may already have secured and will be allocated to schemes providing a range of heating and energy efficiency measures including ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, external wall insulation, loft insulation and glazing in a series of projects across the UK.
By securing the funding, Ice Energy will assist housing associations to address the growing issue of fuel poverty within their housing stock by providing reliable and affordable heating for some of the most vulnerable social groups in society.
Ice Energy Managing Director Andrew Sheldon said: “We have used our considerable expertise in the identification of funding to help housing associations get the most for their money in terms of improvements to their housing stock.
This is reflected by the record levels of funding we have applied for and already secured which in some cases has already gone further than simply upgrading heating systems by also providing a whole house solution which enhances the fabric of the building to result in even greater efficiency gains."
Mr. Sheldon concluded: “With the projects already underway and those set to start in the coming months, we estimate approximately 2,000 people will directly benefit from renewables such as heat pumps and the energy efficiency and cost savings they can provide which will be a welcome relief to low-income households struggling in the current economic climate.”