The Connected for Warmth programme was named as the Insulation and Fabric Project of the Year at the 2023 National Energy Efficiency Awards on Friday 29th September.
This award recognises the efforts of fully qualified insulation or building fabric contractors that provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate a high standard of quality workmanship or best practice.
The scheme is delivered by energy experts AgilityEco and Affordable Warmth Solutions, with funding from National Grid. It offers fully funded loft and cavity wall insulation and other energy efficiency measures to homes in Council Tax bands A-D.
Connected for Warmth beat off stiff competition from 11 other projects, with the judging panel recognising the progress made with over 4,000 measures installed since the start of the year, and thousands more in progress.
Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director at Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) said:
“I am delighted that Connected for Warmth has been recognised as it’s a groundbreaking programme that is helping thousands of people get their homes ready for this winter and beyond. We’ve made it easy for customers to apply and have stripped away a lot of the bureaucracy that often frustrates customers and gets in the way of progress; thanks to the generous funding from the National Grid Support Fund (and our own Warm Homes Fund) we are able to offer insulation to a much wider range of people than ever before.”
Sharon Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at AgilityEco, said:
“Connected for Warmth is one of our flagship schemes and to have it recognised by one of our industry’s most prestigious awards is tremendous. This success is a testament to the hard work of everyone at AgilityEco and Affordable Warmth Solutions, as well as all of our installer partners across the country.”
The Judges’ noted that the partners delivering Connected for Warmth “provide much needed support for their vulnerable customers, guiding them along the journey, ensuring that the appropriate measures are professionally installed."
“And with over 4,000 measures installed to date it is "a demonstration that AgilityEco and Affordable Warmth Solutions really understand their customers."
Notes to Editors
More information about the National Grid support fund can be found at www.nationalgrid.com/national-grid-announces-ps50-million-energy-support-fund-winter-and-next
Connected for Warmth also received a Special Commendation, for Boiler and Heating Project of the Year for its efforts of all those involved in delivering a successful energy-saving project, where new energy-efficient boilers or heating systems have been installed.