Warfield Park received an award at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2019 on Friday, 27 September in Birmingham, for energy and sustainability work completed on its park homes site in Bracknell.
The park won National Boiler and Heating Project of the Year for the conversion of almost 500 homes from liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to natural gas, one of the largest gas conversion projects in the country.
Bracknell Forest Council’s sustainable Energy Officer, Hazel Hill, who was named a Heat Hero at a special awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament, played a pivotal role in securing grants for new boilers and home insulation after residents at Warfield Park were identified as being at high risk of fuel poverty.
As a result, Happy Energy worked with residents, replacing well over 100 boilers. Alongside this, Hazel helped secure a grant of £1.4 million through Affordable Warmth Solutions to aid the installation of natural gas on the park. This has allowed residents to access the natural gas market and make significant savings on their heating bills.
The project was delivered by Warfield Park in conjunction with Bracknell Forest Council, Affordable Warmth Solutions, Cadent Gas, Happy Energy and Gallagher.
Hazel Hill, Sustainable Energy Officer, said:
“I’m delighted that Warfield Park has won National Boiler and Heating Project of the Year, this is a testament to the hard work by everyone involved. I’m pleased that the residents of Warfield Park can now enjoy warmer, cheaper heating in their homes.”