Recently you may have been seeing more and more in the news and online about COP26 – but what is it? And why is it so important? This piece will help breakdown the origins, goals, and significance of COP26 and help you get up to date with one of the most significant events in the global calendar this year.
Warmer Homes West Midlands are working in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council who has obtained funding through the national Local Authority Development Scheme (LADS) to improve the energy efficiency of low-income households and low EPC rated homes, including those living in the lowest quality off-gas grid homes across their district.
A range of measures have been made available through this scheme, which can reduce and prevent heat and energy loss in the home and reduce fuel bills.
- Wall insulation (internal, external and cavity)
- Floor insulation
- Loft and Room in Roof insulation
- Insulated windows and doors (please note only single glazed windows can be replaced).
- Storage heaters.
Homeowners will qualify for funding if the following two criteria are met:
- Occupants must have a combined gross household income (including any benefits you receive) of under £30,000.
- Your home/property has a home energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G.
To register your interest please visit https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/green-grants and complete the expression of interest form.
Please note that this funding is currently only available to owner occupiers. If you do rent your property, please call us on 0808 196 8298 select option 2 and we can potentially support you with other energy saving options.
Birmingham has become the third city in the UK to adopt a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), in an effort to control pollution in its city centre. This means that owners of older cars will have to pay £8-a-day to enter Birmingham.
The sun is shining and summer is in full swing! Many of us will be enjoying Barbeque with a couple of close friends and family at this time of year. Cooking and entertaining means consuming energy; but follow some simple tips and you can reduce your energy consumption and save you a money at the same time.