An Evesham housing association are making an £800k investment in green technology.

Rooftop Housing Groups is entering the second phase of its commitment to sustainability and decarbonisation, which has been partially funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Boris Worrall, Rooftop Housing Group chief executive, said “We want to make homes cheaper to run, more sustainable and easier to live in.

“We know that our customers are facing rising fuel prices.

“This is a first step on a major programme of work for the next nine years to invest in the homes of customers who currently live in lower energy band properties.

“It’s also great to be part of a national pilot programme testing how we can innovate to tackle the real and present threat of climate change.”

The first wave involved Rooftop receiving over £270,000 in funding as well as investing £135,000 itself.

This money was used as part of a pilot decarbonisation project as well as on fitting 56 solar PV systems and 20 ‘Quantum’ heating systems.

The next wave has already begun, with plans to deliver 80 solar PV and Quantum heating systems to 80 properties, with work expected to continue until March 2022.

Once again, £270,000 of funding has been awarded by the BIES whilst Rooftop is investing £135,000 itself.

These new systems mean residents will see reduced bills with warmer and more sustainable homes, part of Rooftops Living Homes Standard.

The Living Homes Standard is a set of expectations the company has laid out which ensure the homes they build are more energy and heat efficient, cheaper to run, responsible for less carbon emissions, and reach Energy Rating Band C.