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Energy upgrades to deliver cost savings for 102 Choice residents

Lorna Brown, Choice asset project liaison officer pictured with two Choice tenants and Mark Kerr, Fusion Heating planned works contract manager

A PARTNERSHIP between Choice Housing and Fusion Heating is paying dividends for more than 100 social homes across Northern Ireland following the completion of a major energy efficiency upgrade programme.

It is estimated each of the 102 homes will save more than £80 each year on annual heating bills as a result of the work, which included the installation of efficient natural gas boilers and heat preserving loft insulation.

This partnership represents an investment of almost half a million pounds, with Choice investing £330,000 alongside further funding of £110,000 from the Housing Association Energy Saver scheme within the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme (NISEP).

Ciaran Andrews, Assets Manager at Choice Housing said:

“At Choice, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and across our operations have implemented a far reaching energy and sustainability strategy that has already resulted in substantial energy savings for customers."

Mark Kerr, planned works contract manager at Fusion Heating added:

“Fusion was pleased to be able to secure NISEP funding on behalf of Choice and to complete heating and insulation upgrades which will make it much easier for tenants to heat their homes going forward. We have been successful in securing funding for the year ahead that will deliver heating upgrades to a further 100 Choice homes.”

Choice manages more than 10,000 homes in Northern Ireland and in the last year invested more than £18million in planned maintenance projects.

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