Sustainable Energy Services has now completed the first phase of a major scheme designed to improve the energy efficiency of private homes in Kirkby.
The project is funded by the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. Through it, Sustainable Energy Services has been working with Knowsley Council and Wetherby Building Systems and has installed external wall insulation, loft insulation and new A-rated central heating boilers.
The original contract called for installations on a relatively small number of properties but the collaborative marketing effort by the various partners resulted in more than 800 houses being treated. The scheme has therefore become what is understood to be the largest CESP funded scheme for private housing in the country. Operating as main contractor, Sustainable Energy Services devoted increasing resources to the scheme as it gathered pace, completing as many as 30 properties each week and, as a result of the work, residents are now benefitting from improved living conditions, enhanced energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy bills.
Sustainable Energy Services will also be working on a further phase, which will be considerably larger, involving as many as 3,000 properties in the Knowsley area.
A more detailed case study about this external wall insulation project in Kirkby can be found in our case studies section.