Armstrong welcomes housing associations’ commitment to tackling carbon emissions

Alliance’s Housing spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has welcomed progressive action by the NI Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) to deliver the decarbonisation of social homes and tackle climate change.

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Housing associations are currently developing a scheme, which is expected to live during autumn this year, that will upgrade the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of over 13,000 social homes, in an effort to decarbonise them. 

Kellie Armstrong MLA said: “Today I met with Seamus Leheny, and senior NIFHA officers, to discuss how housing associations are planning to decarbonise housing. I am delighted that, rather than waiting for Ministers to produce a retrofitting strategy, the NIFHA has been developing its own scheme to tackle carbon emissions. 

This proactive approach will not only mean that climate targets are met but will offer a pipeline of work for our local construction industry, improve the energy rating of homes, and bring the overall cost of running a home down to a more affordable level.”