York wins award for best Council in the Yorkshire and Humberside Energy Efficiency Awards

City
of York Council has been named ‘Council of the Year’ at this year’s Yorkshire
and Humberside Energy Efficiency Awards.

The
accolade was announced at an event in Sheffield earlier this month in
recognition of the council’s work to insulate the walls and lofts of 74 flats
around Navigation Road.

The
work was carried out through Better Homes Yorkshire, the council’s partnership
for domestic energy efficiency work, and contractors JNR, and was funded by the
council together with grants from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the
national ECO fund.

Improving
energy efficiency in homes across the city is one of York Green Party’s key
manifesto pledges, which Green councillors are working to deliver as part of
the City of York Council joint administration. This award recognises what can
be achieved
through successful partnerships.

Green
Party councillor Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer
Neighbourhoods, said
:
“Ensuring that our council tenants and residents in the private sector are able
to minimise their energy consumption and energy bills is a priority, and
benefits both residents and the environment. I’m delighted that our work has
been recognised at the regional energy efficiency awards.”

Steve
Batty, Head Of Sustainability for ENGIE and Framework Director for Better Homes
Yorkshire, said:
“We
pride ourselves on the quality of contractor that we engage and this award is
recognition of how we have worked successfully on a tricky project to provide
warmer more comfortable and cheaper to heat homes.”

Jamie
Robson, Managing Director of JNR Contracting, said:
“We knew that working
with City of York Council was a great opportunity and found them responsive and
willing to work with us to deliver their goals.”

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