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Energy Project Wins Top Award For Bill Reductions

The Ground Source Heat Pump project at Three Crosses sheltered housing scheme, at Clee Hill scooped the Large Scale Project of the Year category for Shropshire Housing Group at the 2016 West Midlands Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards, held in Birmingham.

Residents of the scheme were kept fully informed of the progress during the installation which benefited 27 properties and residents have been reaping the benefits ever since.

Local resident, Tom Cox, who accepted the award with Bernard Quinn on behalf of Shropshire Housing Group, says: "Last year I had a letter from my energy company saying that my bill was going to be 50% less than the year before. With my £200 winter allowance and my supplier discount I am now paying only £3 a week for everything and I put this entirely down to the ground source heat pump system. Seven years ago I was paying £1,250 a year.”

Bernard Quinn added: “We are absolutely delighted to win the award.  It is confirmation of what tenants have been telling us for the last 12 months, that this retrofit has transformed the use of their homes, reduced energy costs and made the scheme as a whole far more attractive, with people queuing up to move there.”

The West Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards were launched in July 2015.  The aim of the Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Awards is to provide public recognition for the excellent work the Energy Efficiency sector is doing in implementing these schemes. And to help encourage best practice within the energy industry as it works to improve UK housing stock.