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Green investment for Aberdeenshire homes

A multi-million pound investment in home energy efficiency is taking place across Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeen Council is set to invest £11.5 million into the delivery of a range of green works for households across its constituency, with the aim of helping local people to achieve lower energy bills in the future and live in greater comfort through the coming winter months and beyond.

Efforts will focus on the upgrade of home boiler systems in council-owned properties, while tenants will also be able to apply for funding towards the installation of additional home insulation to help save on future heating costs.

A spokesperson for Aberdeen Council told the Press & Journal: “Heating upgrades to tenants’ homes are undertaken each year to replace old gas systems, as well as coal or old electric heating systems.

“Work is also being carried out to increase insulation levels in many of our properties.”

The unnamed representative added that all works are being carried out as part of the local authority’s ongoing efforts to ensure all of its properties comply with the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing by December 2020.

That said, individuals hoping to receive works under this latest considerable investment will not have to wait until the end of the decade to see installations carried out, as this latest tranche of funding has been earmarked for use across the financial years of in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

A byproduct of the project and one of the key drivers behind the scheme will also be the associated benefits of lower carbon output for all properties that involved this scheme, serving to help in the council’s drive to lower CO2 emissions across the area.

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