Archway residents save money on energy bills wih LCZ
By LiseS | Thursday, September 01, 2011, 21:41
With cold weather creeping into the capital again, we're glad to hear a new energy saving scheme is set to save Archway residents thousands of pounds on their heating bills this winter.
Energy Doctor Nicola Hunte helps Mr Gwyn Jones save energy and money, with Cllr Paul Smith in Archway
The Archway Low Carbon Zone (LCZ) scheme provides insulation and home energy checks to residents, and energy saving lighting to small businesses and schools.
Archway LCZ is one of 10 similar schemes across London launched in December 2009. With a year to go, the Archway LCZ has saved over 2,900 tonnes of CO2 and is already almost half way towards its carbon reduction target of 20 per cent by 2012.
Mr Gwyn Jones received a home visit from Archway's Energy Doctor as part of the scheme. "The Archway Low Carbon Zone has give us a £500 trade-in on a brand new boiler and energy saving help and advice," he says."Bring on the winter!"
Cllr Paul Smith, Executive Member for Environment, Islington Council says, "This no frills scheme making warmer homes and putting money back in peoples' pockets is precisely what we mean by helping make Islington a fairer place.
The enthusiasm for the scheme and the progress we've made, means more people will be warmer this winter."
Council officers are also working with Whittington Hospital and Archway Leisure Centre to support them to reduce their CO2 emissions.
Low Carbon Zones is funded by the Mayor of London.
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