Two separate apartment blocks in Birmingham are to have access to cheap energy when their existing heating systems are replaced with those powered by residual supplies.
Crescent and Cambridge Towers will use residual energy from the city's International Convention Centre as a source of heating by linking to a distribution network that connects with various landmark buildings in Birmingham, reports 24dash.com.
The system change will be paid for using £1.3 million from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which is channelling the funds through Birmingham city council in a bid to reduce fuel poverty.
Paul Spooner, regional director for the HCA, told the website: "By capitalising on existing technology in this way and extending its reach we will be able to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the existing buildings, as well as offer lower energy bills for residents."
He added that the scheme enables residual heat from the Convention Centre to be used in a more sustainable way.
The government originally pledged to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016.
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