High prices from energy suppliers are being tackled for elderly residents of a Berkshire sheltered housing development through efficiency and green heating, reports 24dash.com.
A combined heat and power unit and efficient boilers have been installed in homes at Elizabeth Court in Theale, near Reading through a Greener Energy Strategy launched by the James Butcher Housing Association (JBHA).
The new equipment will substantially reduce energy consumption, with electricity use falling by nearly 70 per cent and gas decreasing by nearly six per cent, while carbon emissions will fall by nearly 30 per cent.
Nick Rendle, project officer, told the website: "The new boilers perform more efficiently with lower maintenance costs and we are able to generate our own electricity and pass savings on to residents. This is an innovative system, which we will be rolling out in other housing schemes."
Energy companies were criticised this year for failing to reduce their prices during the bitterly cold winter months, but all the major firms have since implemented lower price schemes.
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