Published: 29th Oct 2019

Nottingham City Council is the first local authority to adopt Energiesprong, a Netherlands-based approach that makes homes more energy-efficient.  Energiesprong involves upgrading homes with new outside walls and windows, a solar roof and a new heating system. According to the council, this ‘whole-house’ refurbishment is guaranteed to ensure that the homes are completely net-zero energy in their energy performance. The upgrades will therefore significantly reduce energy bills and make homes warmer and healthier for residents. Nottingham City Council has been piloting this approach on 150 of its Nottingham City Homes properties thanks to £6m worth of funding from the EU. Last week (November 18) Nottingham City Homes was declared to be the Local Authority Initiative of the Year at the Energy Awards in London. Cllr Sally Longford, the city councils portfolio holder for energy and environment said: ‘It’s a great achievement to have won this award and a testament to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)