Low Carbon Social Housing Demonstrator Project – Sunderland City Council

Posted on 19th June, 2017

The Sunderland Low Carbon Social Housing Demonstrator Project was designed to contribute to the development of a low carbon economy in the city. Funded through ERDF, with support through Sunderland City Council and Gentoo Group, the project was designed to provide an example of effective energy management within social housing and support the development of new skills and capacity.

The target area for the project was Glebe, in Washington. This comprised c.100 1970s brick-built terraced single level dwellings with flat roofs and poor levels of insulation. Residents fall mainly within the older age range, and the area has suffered from poor perceptions in the past.

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