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South West Net Zero Hub retrofit scheme wins top award 

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Green homes upgrade of the year – project award for our Local Authority Delivery (LAD2) retrofit scheme at the Unlock Net Zero Live awards. 

The awards, which formed part of the annual Housing 2023 exhibition in Manchester on 27 June, recognise and champion progress on the journey to decarbonisation for the UK housing sector and the supply chain that supports it. 

The Hub won the award in recognition of an innovative and collaborative approach, by our Housing Retrofit Team, to delivering retrofit schemes and is an opportunity to share learnings with the wider community. It acknowledges the team’s commitment to delivering quality retrofit projects together with regional partners to reduce household energy bills, and work towards a net zero future. 

The award-winning scheme was funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. The Hub delivered over £50 million of Green Homes Grant funding to the region. The funding was used to provide 604 households, identified as suffering from fuel poverty, with 7079 new energy efficient measures such as insulation, double glazing, heat pumps and solar panels.  

Jon Rattenbury, South West Net Zero Hub Programme Manager said: 

“We are honoured to receive the Unlock Net Zero Green homes upgrade of the year award in the face of some tough competition. It’s fantastic to have our LAD2 project work recognised. Retrofit isn’t easy, and this award is thanks to the dedication of our Housing Retrofit team, supported by the wider Hub team, who have worked collaboratively with others to deliver high quality retrofit measures at scale to make homes warmer and more energy efficient.”