HUNDREDS of homes across Glasgow are set to become more energy efficient as part of a £4.75m programme by Glasgow City Council, supporting Scotland’s vision to make existing-buildings near zero-carbon wherever feasible by 2050.
Delivered through the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland scheme, more than 100 homes in the Mansewood and Hillpark areas of the city are set to be the first to benefit from external wall insultation.
A £1m contract to deliver the refurbishment work in this part of the city has been awarded to Barrhead-based contractor, A.C. Whyte.
Glasgow City Council accepted almost £4.75million in funding from Energy Efficient Scotland, part of which will be used against the Mansewood and Hillpark renovation project. This funding will help to bring energy efficiencies to owner-occupied and private rented homes in wholly-owned and mixed-tenure blocks in Glasgow.
A.C. Whyte is to get underway with the work in September with a view for the majority of the homes to be insulated before Winter.
Jennifer Phin, A.C. Whyte managing director, said: “Businesses across the country have been impacted to a varying degree during the recent climate, so the contract win with Glasgow City Council comes at a very important time for A.C. Whyte and one that we are very much looking forward to progressing.”