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Cambridge City Council

Council wins government funding to reduce emissions from local homes

News release from 26 March 2021

CAMBRIDGE City Council has won government funding of more than £2m to improve energy efficiency in homes in the city and across Cambridgeshire. 

£2m awarded under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme will see energy efficiency improvements made to the homes of residents on lower incomes or homes with a low energy performance across Cambridgeshire.  

Of the 128 council/social housing properties (including more than 60 in Cambridge) and 150 private homes earmarked for improvements, the majority will have external wall insulation and renewable energy generation installed. 

The council is also now planning to build ultra-low carbon ‘Passivhaus’ council homes, which use up to 80 per cent less energy than standard homes, and has ambitions to reduce the carbon footprint of much of its existing stock. 

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing, said: “It is great news that we are receiving this funding, and the Green Homes Grant means that we can do even more to make more homes more energy-efficient and reduce bills for local households.” 

For more information on how the council is reducing carbon emissions from its estate and operations visit https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/carbon-management-plan