Shropshire Council has won a prestigious energy efficiency award, as it fought off competition from other local authorities.
The award win saw the council named as National Council or Local Authority of the Year 2023 at the National Energy Efficiency Awards, as it beat 16 other local authorities to the title. Alongside the win, the council and its installation partner were also shortlisted for several other national awards as it celebrates the work it does to reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and make vital home improvements.
One of the other awards saw the council and its partner come away with second place in the National Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year category. This award recognised the effort that went into delivering an energy project that saw insulation, draft exclusion, and energy efficient building materials installed.
Shropshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Assets, Dean Carroll, said:
“I am absolutely thrilled that we have won the National Council or Local Authority of the Year 2023 at the prestigious National Energy Efficiency Awards, as well as coming second in the Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year category.
“Our Affordable Warmth and Energy Efficiency (AWEE) team have been instrumental in securing millions of pounds in funding from the government to help deliver our Sustainable Warmth programme to help tackle fuel poverty across the county, supporting those on low incomes and those in the least energy-efficient homes in the county.
“I would like to congratulate and thank our Affordable Warmth and Energy Efficiency (AWEE) team and BidConnecter for everything they have done to help us achieve this incredible accolade. Fantastic work everyone!”
Anybody involved in energy saving and efficiency can enter the National Energy Efficiency Awards, as they look to identify best practice across the industry. When working through the National Local Authority of the Year award, the judges looked at the impact that the project has had within the community, what the local community has to say about the council, the level of expertise that exists within the council’s teams, and the priority that the council gives plans to tackle fuel poverty.
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