Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (31 August) approved a report on the city's programmes for affordable warmth and energy efficiency in the city.
The council uses Scottish Government funding for these programmes to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes and buildings across Glasgow in both the public and private sectors.
These measures include external wall insulation - last year, more than 1,000 homes in the city, as well as community facilities and Linthaugh Nursery received this - and replacement central heating, windows and boilers, as well as the connection of Dalmarnock Nursery to Dalmarnock Energy Centre.
Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convenor for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: "Improving energy efficiency and making the heating of homes and buildings more affordable brings environmental, financial and social benefits to Glasgow. The council's work on these programmes has a significant impact on fuel poverty and health inequality in the city, and makes properties in the city more sustainable as well as providing a boost to people and companies in Glasgow's construction sector."
The following figures (from the Energy Saving Trust) illustrate the fuel savings that can be made by individual householders through some of these programmes: a flat receiving external wall insulation will achieve annual savings of £145; replacement boilers will lead to savings of between £35-215 annually, dependent on property type and age of the boiler; and replacement windows in a flat will generate savings of between £40-50 a year.
Glasgow City Council's Affordable Warmth programme is funded through the Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS); Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP); and the Programme for Scotland Capital Stimulus Programme.