A local cheap energy efficiency drive in Bournemouth has been awarded with a national accolade.
Bournemouth Council Landlords' Insulation Project, which was delivered in partnership with the Dorset Energy Advice Centre, scooped the Footprint Award for its success in helping tenants improve their energy efficiency and achieve cheaper bills from their energy suppliers.
The Landlords' Insulation Project has been running for the past six years and provides insulation for privately rented housing. Those on housing benefit receive the service free of charge.
So far, more than 7,400 individual bed-sit units have been insulated, saving more than 190,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. It is estimated that households have saved over £1 million a year on energy bills.
John Beesley, deputy leader of Bournemouth Council, said: "It's fantastic news that this project has been officially recognised and that we have been given this prestigious award. All credit goes to those involved in making it a success."
The award is organised jointly by the government's Department for Energy and Climate Change and fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action.
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