Congratulations are in order for Knowsley Housing Trust as they take home an award for their 'Save Energy, Save Money' project.
(This article was published on the Knowsley Housing Trust's website on 22 October 2012)
A HACT supported project - KHT's 'Save Energy, Save Money' has won the ‘Most Energy Saving Initiative’ award at the Inside Housing Sustainable Housing Awards.
The prject, which has been running since 2009 has helped hundreds of people across Knowsley to save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
The project provides home energy audits to help people identify where they can reduce their energy use through behavioural changes or improvements to the fabric of the property.
KHT have completed more than 1,000 assessments over the past year, advising on behavioural usage, water meters, warm homes discount applications and referrals for free insulation to lofts and cavity walls.
The project also includes 'EcoTeams' – a series of community workshops to advise households on how they can reduce their impact on the environment on topics such as grow-your-own, recycling, energy, water, travel, and creative cooking. Around 80 households took part last year, each typically saving £170 and one tonne of CO2 annually.