Wheatley, which describes itself as Scotland’s biggest housing group, is investing £100 million in sustainability initiatives, in line with its long-term aims of becoming carbon neutral and eliminating fuel poverty. The planned £100m investment over the next five years unveiled by Wheatley Group, which provides homes and services to more than 210,000 people in 19 local authority areas across Scotland, will include £36m of expenditure on new double and triple-glazed windows to make homes more energy-efficient. It will also include £10m of spending on external wall insulation to help improve the thermal efficiency of homes and cut fuel bills. Wheatley Group noted the investment would also include £10m of spending on “connected response”, a retrofit technology to optimise storage heating. Wheatley Group includes GHA, Scotland’s largest social landlord with nearly 43,000 affordable homes in Glasgow. It also takes in Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, Dunedin Canmore in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, Loretto Housing in the central belt, and West Lothian Housing Partnership.
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