Aberdeen Council Homes to Receive Green Technology
Aberdeen City Council to install low-carbon and energy-efficient technology in 100 council homes.
18:41 22 April 2021
Aberdeen City Council has launched a project that will see the installation of solar panels, heat pumps and battery storage systems in 100 council homes.
The scheme, which aims to demonstrate how green innovations are a viable route for social housing in the UK, will be made available to tenants and landlords free of cost.
Aberdeen City Council has partnered with Glasgow-based firm SMS pcl for the scheme, which has received £2.2million funding from the government's newly launched Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator. The project is expected to be completed by December 2021.
Sean Keating, head of new energy systems at SMS, said: “By creating an expected 39 jobs locally through the initial trial phase of the scheme, our project additionally looks to demonstrate how – when delivered at scale – investment in green infrastructure can support the government’s agenda to level up regional economic growth.
“Indeed, above all this project is about creating a more sustainable future: one that ensures affordable comfort in our homes, reduces fuel poverty, creates jobs, and ultimately protects our environment amidst climate change.”