Our HandyVan project scooped the £2,000 prize in the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Awards, run by leading UK fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) and British Gas.
The awards celebrate and recognise projects which help entire communities save energy by insulating their homes and learning about energy waste as well as those which offer training in the community, free home energy checks and support for people in fuel poverty.
Claire Morgan, Director of Services said:
“We are thrilled to be awarded for improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 in Cardiff and Penarth.
“Our HandyVan service has fitted 269 energy-efficient light bulbs in the last year saving over 10,000kg of carbon dioxide over the lifetime of those bulbs as well as draught excluders and reflective radiator panels saving a further 20,000kg per year for vulnerable residents.”
The awards are part of the Community Action Partnership, a national programme delivered by NEA and British Gas in partnership with councils in eight areas of the UK to help communities save energy and support people in fuel poverty.
Maria Wardrobe, Director of External Affairs, NEA said:
“Improving the energy efficiency of the homes we live in so that people do not have to use as much energy is the only sustainable way to make energy bills affordable.
“I’m delighted that Age Cymru has won an Energy Efficiency Best Practice award and would like to thank British Gas for supporting the awards as part of the wider Community Action Partnership.”
Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Responsibility at British Gas, said:
"We are very pleased to support these awards. The winning projects help thousands of people gain a better understanding of how energy efficiency can reduce bills and make homes warmer.
“As a leading energy company we think it's vital to recognise projects like this which make a real difference to people’s lives.”