Celotex Supports Cold Homes Week
Cold Homes Week, 2-6 February, gives focus to the important and neglected issue of fuel poverty which has a firm grasp of England. According to statistics from the Energy Bill Revolution (the hosts of this campaign) there are 7 million people suffering from fuel poverty in England, a figure that has seen increase over recent years.
This year proves to be a big year from the political perspective with a fast approaching election on the horizon that will shape the future of the United Kingdom. Currently, the Government defines fuel poverty as those spending 10% or more of their annual income on heating their home to an adequate level. The Cold Homes Week campaign aims to tackle this issue head on, raising awareness of fuel poverty and those affected as well as encouraging MPs to support the campaign.
The campaign is calling for 2 million low income households to be made highly energy efficient by 2020 (EPC Band C) and for all 6 million low income homes to be brought up to this standard by 2025. As well as helping people keep warm, this will save the NHS money, create growth and jobs across the country and cut pollution.
The Energy Bill Revolution alliance is asking for the government to prioritise the energy performance of UK homes through the funding of energy efficient measures such as installing wall, floor and loft insulation, reducing the fuel bills of those households most in need. Within Saint-Gobain and Celotex, we provide products and solutions which help to reduce the energy demands and fuel bills of domestic and non-domestic buildings, so improving UK homes is something we are supportive of.
Please show your support using the hashtag #coldhomesweek on Twitter throughout the course of this week.
If you would like to do more to support Cold Homes Week and the EBR or find out more about the campaign, visit the official EBR website