During 2015–16, we brought together the City of Edinburgh Council and Manor Estates Housing Association in a whole area approach to deliver a HEEPS: ABS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based Scheme) external wall insulation project at Niddrie Mill in Edinburgh. 

Overcoming barriers

These were blocks of flats of mixed tenure (private householders and housing association tenants) in an area with high levels of fuel poverty. 

Effective communications

By working closely with the Council, housing association, householders, tenants and installers, we achieved a 100% sign up to the scheme. This improved the energy efficiency of 210 homes, of these 99 private householders and 111 housing association tenants, accessing £550,000 of HEEPS: ABS funding with additional investment from Manor Estates.

Energy efficient homes

As a result of Changeworks’ whole area approach for the programme, tenants and private residents gained more energy efficient homes free of charge and the local area benefitted from the newly rendered buildings.

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