Camden to insulate 13,659 homes in £8m project
Camden Council has announced a goal to put cavity wall insulation in all its properties by the end of the year.
The local authority has already started the work, with 6,704 properties insulated and another 5,606 to be done.
The council is spending nearly £8 million on the project, with £3.6 million coming from Homes and Communities Agency and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target grants. CERT funding comes from an obligation on energy suppliers, and is due to be replaced this year.
The council estimates when all the cavity wall insulations are done a total of 5,429 tonnes of carbon will be saved a year.
Camden’s cabinet member for housing Julian Fulbrook said: ‘By investing in our homes this initiative allows us to reduce the 35 per cent of heat that is lost through the walls of a property, so that our residents’ heating bills are reduced.
‘I know from talking to residents that they care about the environment as well as saving money on their heating bills, so this is great news for them.’
The local authority is also investigating alternative ways of insulating its solid wall homes internally and externally.
Camden Council started using abseiling to insulate its high rise and tower blocks in September 2009. The council says it has proven to be 40 per cent cheaper than scaffolding. It is currently insulating 1,726 homes in this way.