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Nottinghamshire residents offered free improvements to make their homes for energy efficient

Free improvements could be available to many residents across Nottinghamshire to help make their homes more energy efficient.

The Green Homes Grant is a new way for people to benefit from energy efficiency and eco-friendly heating improvements.

The county council has joined forces with climate change charity Nottingham Energy Partnership and energy supplier E.ON to launch the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire.

Families can benefit from green homes grants (43361963)
Families can benefit from green homes grants (43361963)

Residents could be eligible for a range of measures, including low-carbon heating systems, such as air source heat pumps, and solar power to generate hot water and electricity.

Solid wall, cavity wall and loft insulation measures, which have the quickest and biggest impact on energy conservation, are also covered by the grant.

The scheme offers smaller measures such as replacement doors and smart heating controls.

To register interest, go to www.nottenergy.com/green-homes-grant-notts or call 0115 947 2207.

Reg Adair, deputy leader of the county council, said: “This scheme is particularly exciting as it offers fully-funded heating and insulation measures for low income households, which previously were not covered by any Government grant.

“I would encourage residents to get in touch as soon as possible to benefit from these measures.”

Nottingham Energy Partnership programme manager Dr Mark Kirkwood said: “As a fuel poverty charity, it is important to us that Nottinghamshire residents, particularly those classed as vulnerable, are able to access home improvements through a more streamlined and hassle-free process.

“And as a climate change charity, it’s also fantastic for us to be able to offer low carbon heating solutions for these households”

“Residents can get in touch with us to check their eligibility and chat quickly and easily through the measures of interest. If they are eligible, the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire team will organise a home visit and the installation of the measures, at absolutely no cost to the client.

“Understandably there is an increased financial pressure on many residents with people spending significantly more time indoors. By ensuring that homes are more energy efficient, NEP hopes to make energy bills more affordable for all clients. We can also support residents even further with our range of financial and wellbeing support services.”

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