Brighouse-BASED eco-roof specialist Ploughcroft invited home owners and businesses across the region to the opening of two newly-renovated heritage Eco-Homes at Sowerby Bridge – to provide some pointers to the latest in energy efficient home improvements.
Energy efficiency ratings for both houses - which were extensively renovated and insulated by Ploughcroft – have fallen significantly from an EPC rating of F to a C as a result of insulation measures alone, in turn significantly reducing their annual energy bills.
The event was opened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Clr Patricia Allen, in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ploughcroft founder Chris Hopkins answered questions about home energy efficiency measures and explained about the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd said: “These two energy efficient heritage homes provide the local community with a great example of what can be done to help save money on bills and stay warm this winter. Through the Green Deal and ECO, we’re helping households across the country become more energy savvy and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. I hope this showcase encourages even more people to get on board.”