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Haringey residents take a step towards going green

27 April 2015
Page High resident Tracy Newsome

Residents in Haringey can look forward to a greener future thanks to a project designed to get them clued up on energy use and help cut fuel bills.

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with an eco-charity and a sustainable energy company to raise awareness of energy issues with residents living in the Page High area.

The leading housing provider worked in partnership with ecoACTIVE to fund a Cosy Homes project. Through surveys, workshops and home visits, residents have become more aware of the economic and environmental benefits of energy saving.

Residents received top tips, advice and free energy saving gadgets, as well as the opportunity to assess their current energy consumption and identify how they can reduce it.

The properties have also been made more energy efficient following the installation of cavity wall insulation in all homes by Avalon Sustainable Energy Solutions.

Meghan Zinkewich-Peotti, neighbourhood partnerships manager at Sanctuary, said: “We are committed to helping residents make savings on their fuel bills by providing useful advice on how they can reduce their energy consumption.

“Through this project, our residents have been able to gain further knowledge and understanding of energy saving techniques which can be used to help reduce carbon emissions.”

Bob Thompson, project manager at Avalon, commented: “It was a pleasure to work in partnership with Sanctuary to deliver the insulation project to Page High. The residents can now benefit from more energy efficient homes and save some money in the process.”

Tracey Newsome, a Page High resident, added: “I found the home visits very educational and worthwhile. The leaflets were also very useful and I plan to ring up the energy saving number to talk to them about cheaper bills.”

This event was part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.