As part of its energy efficiency programme, our housing investment team is delivering new PVC triple glazing window upgrades to council homes across the area.
This year alone we’re investing £3.7m which will see over 600 council homes receive new triple glazed window replacements, making them warmer, more energy efficient and more comfortable for our tenants. Local firm, Walker Profiles is just one of the contractors carrying out this work on our behalf.
Our team visited Airdrie tenant, Mrs McBride, to take a look at her new triple glazing and to see the difference it’s made to her home. Mrs McBride is pleased with her new, improved, windows and knows that these will, particularly during the winter months, reduce heat escaping, keep her home warmer and help tackle energy costs.
“Triple glazing is just one aspect of the energy efficiency measures we’re delivering to our homes across the area”, explained Gerry McWilliams, Project Manager with North Lanarkshire Council. “We’re committed to rolling out our improvement programme which also includes roofing and rendering, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and external wall insulation, all of which potentially save our tenants money on their bills.
“We’re also embracing new, renewable technologies such as solar panels which are being installed on to council properties to help improve home energy efficiency and help reduce our carbon footprint.”
North Lanarkshire Council picked up a National Energy Efficiency award after taking top place in the category for Council/Local Authority of the Year, which recognises our vision in improving the energy efficiency of our homes and the environment, together with our drive to tackle fuel poverty and enhance the lives of tenants.