More than 80 delegates from across the North West attended a special seminar at Liverpool Maritime Museum last week to hear about the success of the REECH project. 

The REECH (Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing) initiative, which is managed by Sefton Council, is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Wirral Councils and a number of social housing providers.

It aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes in some of most deprived communities within the Liverpool city region. Delegates heard that the £38m project will have helped 3,100 homes across Merseyside to be more energy efficient by the time it finishes in September.

REECH is also working with local SME businesses to help them use energy and other resources more efficiently.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said, “Working in partnership with housing providers across Merseyside, the REECH initiative has increased the energy efficiency of more than 3,000 homes and has improved the lives of many people living in some of our most deprived communities. It has also helped the environment by significantly lowering carbon emissions.”

For more details please visit the REECH website.


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