Insulate Hampshire shortlisted for award
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Insulate Hampshire scheme has been named as one of the finalists in the Climate Week 2013 Awards, after being shortlisted in the category of 'Best Local Initiative'.
The Climate Week Awards consider the work of the United Kingdom's most innovative, effective, and ambitious organisations, communities and individuals to combat climate change. The Awards recognise the most inspirational projects and initiatives from all across Britain.
Councillor Ken Thornber, Chairman of the Hampshire Senate says "It is very good news that Insulate Hampshire has been shortlisted for a Climate Week Award as the scheme has delivered such positive outcomes for many Hampshire residents. All the partners involved have worked hard to combat fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions through the project. Hampshire residents have been able to save money on their fuel bills as well as reduce their household carbon emissions.
"Tackling fuel poverty is a priority for the Hampshire Senate, and thanks to the thousands of insulation measures installed during the scheme, households across the county have taken positive action to reduce their bills and at the same time improve their health and wellbeing."
The Insulate Hampshire scheme has been responsible for installing over 18,600 insulation measures in Hampshire homes. As a result, Hampshire residents have collectively saved over £91 million in fuel bill savings and over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifespan of their insulation measures.
Award winners will be announced on 4 March 2013. Climate Week is a national climate change campaign, aimed at engaging with all sectors to create a sustainable future. Climate Week 2013 runs from 4 March until 10 March.