Rykneld Homes was named winner in the Large Scale Project of the Year category at the Energy Efficiency and Retrofit regional Awards held in Sheffield.
This is for our project to fit External Wall Insulation (EWI) to 334 Reema home in North Wingfield, Pilsley, Dronfield, Tupton, Holmesfield and Unstone. In addition to fitting the insulation, the majority of the homes also received new roofs and many underwent window replacement and had new heating systems fitted.
The work has made the houses easier to heat and keep warm and helps address the issue of fuel poverty for some tenants.
The EWI work was carried out by our contractors Westdale Services who together with energy suppliers EDF Energy, had secured Green Deal ECO funding for part of the project.
Niall Clark, Director of Property Services and Development at Rykneld Homes, said: "A big congratulations to our team who have worked so hard on this scheme. Many tenants have reported a big difference to the warmth of their homes and have noticed a reduction in the amount of energy they use.
"Through our regeneration programmes to non-traditional housing, we have now completed improvement works to over 20% of the council's non-traditional stock - which is a great achievement and a real benefit to tenants."