MORE than 7,600 homes were made warmer and more energy efficient thanks to a £500,000 grant.
Calderdale Council exceeded their own target of 7,500 by assisting with affordable warmth measures at 7,648 properties since 2007.
Tomorrow councillors will review the council’s Affordable Warmth Strategy for the next year.
Their key aims will include making all the housing stock in Calderdale warmer and more energy efficient and reducing fuel poverty in lower income households.
Calderdale’s energy efficiency rating has been revealed as 55 out of 100 – in comparison Kirklees has a rating of 45.
The report – due to be presented to councillors on the Adult, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel tomorrow – says: “Research by the Energy Saving Trust suggests that there are still 2,000 cavity walls that could be filled in Calderdale and almost 3,900 lofts that have less than 100mm of loft insulation. Both figures suggest there is still work to be done.”