Businesses challenged to take the lead on reducing fuel poverty

Two local housing authorities, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and South Staffordshire Housing Trust Association (SSHA) are joining forces with the Built Environment Climate Change Innovations project (BECCI) to challenge local businesses to come up with innovative ideas to tackle fuel poverty.

BECCI is a joint project between the Universities of Wolverhampton and Coventry, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from existing homes in order to make them cheaper to keep warm.

Chief Executive of SARH, Karen Armitage has expressed her enthusiasm for the project saying: “We are always keen to look for new and innovative ways to make our homes more eco-friendly and reduce the fuel bills for our customers.”

Businesses will be given the opportunity to submit their ideas to BECCI and successful applicants will then pitch their ideas to SARH and SSHA.

The closing date for applications is 2 September. To request an application pack please contact Robert Stuart on 01902 322284 or by email robert.stuart@wlv.ac.uk.