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Case Studies - Examples of work that has been undertaken throughtout Barnsley over the last few years

1) As part of the Green Corridor housing renewal programme a number of terraced houses built pre-1919 had their energy efficiency and the general appearance improved. The properties now benefit from external wall insulation, re-roofing, new doors and windows and new guttering and rainwater pipes. Initial findings indicate up to 30% savings on energy bills.

 

External Wall Barnsley External Wall After

                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grays Road, Carlton - Before                                                                                                                       Grays Road, Carlton - After 

 

2) Solar panels for water heating have been installed in 9 private sector properties in Little Houghton. Key factors in the properties selected were that they were south facing, had roofs capable of supporting solar panels and either in or at risk of fuel poverty. These measures were complemented by conventional cavity wall and loft insulation works. This initiative has also resulted in some of the residents installing panels at their own expense. It is forecast that the measures will save 13.2 tonnes of CO2 annually and reduce residents’ fuel bills by £4,080.

 

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   PV solar panels and solar thermal panels installed on a property in Little Houghton

 

3) Grange Court is a development of 16 new bungalows for the elderly benefitting from installation of PV solar roof panels to generate electricity and air-source heat pumps to provide space heating. Particular attention was paid to consultation with residents in regard to savings on fuel bills and advice on the efficient use of the systems. Residents have agreed to provide the council with details of ongoing fuel bills to enable full monitoring of the benefits.

PV Solar Panels

PV Solar Panels at Grange Court, Brierley

 

4) As part of a pilot programme air-source heat pumps have been installed in the roofs of 10 family homes in Athersley North, Barnsley. Renewable technologies are constantly improving and now form a central part of the Government’s approach to improving home energy efficiency and reducing fuel bills with a number of incentives on offer to encourage take up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soure heat pump installation in family housing, Athersley North, Barnsley                                          

 

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