Properties in Glasgow benefiting from city’s affordable warmth programme

Glasgow City Chambers

HOMES in Glasgow are being made more energy-efficient through Glasgow City Council’s affordable warmth programme.

Funded through the Scottish Government’s energy efficient Scotland area based scheme, it delivers energy-efficient measures such as external wall insulation to owner-occupied and private landlord properties.

Almost 2,500 homes in the city benefited from the programme in 2021/22, with £6.437 million available in the current financial year to deliver the programme in selected areas across the city.

These areas – Balornock, Barmulloch, Corkerhill, Craigend, Easterhouse, Knightswood, Townhead/Drygate, and Westercommon – will receive either external wall insulation, internal wall insulation, or electric storage space and water heating controls as the energy-efficiency measures being carried out on the homes.

Given the current cost of living crisis, the normal £1,500 cost for the installation of external wall insulation – seen as prohibitive to many who would otherwise consider it – has been waived for the 2022/23 financial year to encourage participation.

Councillor Kenny McLean, vonvener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said, “The affordable warmth programme has been helping to make eligible homes in Glasgow more energy-efficient for a decade, and is now more important – with high fuel costs, the cost of living crisis, and the climate emergency – than ever. This programme makes a real difference to people’s lives and the city’s net zero ambitions.”