The BIG Energy Upgrade is a regional flagship £14.9 million project, part financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund, addressing the priority needs of both reduction in carbon emissions and the creation of jobs. To address the issues in an integrated approach the University of Sheffield has brought together a multidisciplinary team of academics working alongside Local Authorities, ALMOs, social housing providers and an energy services company. The BIG Energy Upgrade, is delivered by a consortium of local authorities and social housing providers, led by Kirklees Council. It is a very ambitious project as, for the first time in the UK, the Partners will work together in adopting a fully integrated, whole-house approach while installing energy efficiency measures and micro generation technologies in households. Through individual household assessments the project will identify a highly individual package of measures for each of the households which will provide optimal insulation and energy control to the house.
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