egnida are pleased to announce they have been shortlisted for “Engaging the Community” award in this year’s Green Energy Awards, run by Renewable UK Cymru. The award is for egnida’s work with Bridgend County Borough Council, helping to alleviate fuel poverty in the community of Caerau.
egnida successfully helped the Council secure £1.5million of Welsh Government ECO funding to help private homeowners living within the community. The project was to plan, implement and manage the retro-fit of 159 fuel poor properties, identifying saving opportunities for each home and improve the quality of life for the residents.
The project was a huge success, saving each homeowner an average of £368 per year on their energy. Throughout the project egnida invested time and resources into using local supply chain partners and offered work experience opportunities to local residents. By doing so, the egnida team were quickly accepted into the community, improving local employment and encouraging prosperity. The project also offered free behavioural change workshops to homeowners helping them to make further savings on their bills.
As an extension of the contracted works, the egnida team went the extra mile by leading a charitable project to rejuvenate the community garden. Providing benefits to a range of local parties and community groups. Including the local fire station, school children, residents and even the local mayor, totalling an estimated 1,000 working hours.
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The winner will be announced at the awards lunch held at St David’s hotel in Cardiff on the 4th November 2016. Click here to visit the Renewable UK Cymru website.