Energy saving project wins national prize

21 April, 2015

Salix Homes is celebrating after being awarded a cash boost to help tackle fuel poverty.

We have scooped £2,000 in the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Awards which will help fund our  ongoing initiatives to help our tenants save energy and reduce their fuel bills.

The national awards, organised by leading UK fuel poverty charity National Energy Action and British Gas, celebrate and recognise projects which help communities save energy by insulating their homes and learning about energy waste; as well as those which offer training in the community, free home energy checks and support for people in fuel poverty.

Luke Smith, our energy and sustainability manager at Salix Homes, said: “Tackling fuel poverty is a priority for Salix Homes and our successful energy-saving initiatives have helped our tenants save thousands of pounds on their fuel bills.

“We have implemented a number of energy projects, including supporting tenants to switch energy suppliers and providing advice and warmth packs to our elderly tenants during the winter months, so we are thrilled to win this award and be recognised for our efforts on a national scale.”

The awards are part of the Community Action Partnership, a national programme delivered by NEA and British Gas in partnership with councils in eight areas of the UK to help communities save energy and support people in fuel poverty.

Maria Wardrobe, Director of External Affairs, NEA said “Improving the energy efficiency of the homes we live in so that people do not have to use as much energy is the only sustainable way to make energy bills affordable. I’m delighted that Salix Homes has won an Energy Efficiency Best Practice award and would like to thank British Gas for supporting the awards as part of the wider Community Action Partnership.”

Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Responsibility at British Gas, said: "We are very pleased to support these awards. The winning projects help thousands of people gain a better understanding of how energy efficiency can reduce bills and make homes warmer. As a leading energy company we think it's vital to recognise projects like this which make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”