South Lakes Housing, p Dyson Energy Services

Dyson Energy Services will retrofit 905 of South Lakes Housing's properties. Credit: via Dyson Energy Services

Dyson Energy Services secures £7m retrofit contract

South Lakes Housing has appointed the energy-efficiency provider to modify a total of 905 properties over a two-year period.

The housing association has exchanged contracts with Dyson Energy Services to retrofit properties with a range of measures, including solar PV, insulation, and heating upgrades in order to reduce energy bills and the properties’ carbon footprint.

Funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, the £7m project aims to improve energy efficiency and follows the government’s target of achieving an EPC C rating for all homes by 2030.

South Lakes Housing is part of the Cumbria Social Housing Consortium, led by Westmorland and Furness Council, which seeks to lower carbon emissions and help to create a greener future in the district.

Also part of the consortium is Eden Housing Association, Westfield Housing Association, Progress Housing Association, and Lune Valley Rural Housing Association.

Jamie Crane, head of business development at Dyson Energy Services, said: “With over 40 years of experience in the energy efficiency sector, Dyson is committed to delivering high-quality solutions that benefit both residents and the environment.

“This contract win aligns with our continued growth strategy and dedication to supporting the government’s ambitious net-zero targets.”

Richard Hayes, director of homes at South Lakes Housing, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Dyson Energy Services on our target to increase the energy efficiency performance of our homes, five years ahead of legislation, which will mean warmer and more affordable homes for our customers to live in.”

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