Housing association receives innovation funding from Decarbonisation Fund

Edinburgh-based Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, together with project partner environmental charity Changeworks, has received a £415,000 grant award from the second round of the Scottish Government’s Decarbonisation Fund.

The housing association will channel the funds into the installation of 4.5kWh retrofit electric batteries and solar panels in 80 homes in a project that could see the technology specified as standard to meet energy efficiency standards in future homes.

The project will also provide an model for the social housing sector to consider as it works towards an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post-2020.

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