The project will see the five buildings on Alder Lane in Orford made more energy efficient. Called Alder Green, work on the project starts on site on Monday 16 June and is scheduled to be completed by December.
The work comes after client Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) carried out a review of the energy usage and efficiency of the Alder Lane flats. It also looked at the life expectancy of the roof, windows and the heating systems.
Over the next six months work to the properties will include the installation of solar panels on the roofs by GGHT’s own in-house maintenance team. A building management system will also be fitted, using smart technology to divert electricity generated from the solar PV to other areas of the building. The existing buildings will also be wrapped with external wall insulation and then rendered.