Homes in Glasgow benefit from a 1.5 million energy-saving retrofit by a major housing association.
A total of 36 Canadian timber homes will be rebuilt in Drumchappel in the Net Zero project undertaken by the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA).
Built after the unconventional war. StyleCurrently, semi-separate features include exterior wood frame panel system, low level of insulation and electric heating system.
This means that heating buildings is expensive and as a result tenants have to spend more money on their fuel bills.
The raft will feature frames with new, energy-efficient exterior wall insulation, as well as triple glazed windows and insulated exterior doors.
Electric heating will be replaced by high-performance air source heat pumps, solar panels and heat recovery systems – which allow the energy used in the property to be partially self-generated.
Stephen Devine, Whitley’s director of assets and sustainability, said: “These homes have very low energy efficiency ratings, and our retrofit work will turn them into some of our most energy-efficient homes.
“This is one of the steps we have taken to bring pure zero into the hearts of our communities as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
It is estimated that each household will reduce its carbon emissions by about seven tons.
GHA is consulting with residents in the homes – 22 tenants and 14 landlords – to start work next summer.
Stephen added: “We want to help our customers reduce the cost of running a home.
“We will use the feedback and learning from this project to inform future investment work on other non-traditional construction houses so that we can offer unique solutions to all our customers.”