A Greener Future for All

Housing estate with parked cars on the drive

We can now fit greener technologies such as solar photovoltaic systems and air source heat pumps across public buildings and our housing stock after gaining approved installer status.

We’ve gained accreditation for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and will also be applying for PAS 2030 Installer certification in the near future.

Through the success of meeting these national standards, the council will be able to benefit from the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme.

The scheme, launched in July 2020, makes available a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme to upgrade homes across England. £500 million has been allocated to local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households, helping reduce fuel poverty, phasing out high carbon fossil fuel heating, and delivering progress towards the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

David Shepherd, Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration said:

“This is fantastic news for Kirklees residents. We have worked tremendously hard to be a position to train our staff to be able to gain the accreditation to install greener technologies and potentially access grants to support communities across Kirklees.

“In the longer term, this achievement will bring many benefits for everyone in the area as it a helps us reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier environment for all.”

By applying for the national grants we can build on our Clean and Green Council Plan.