Our 20x16 plan
20x16 isn't a mathematical sum. And it isn’t the dimensions of a photograph or a room. It’s our plan to achieve a 20% saving in our carbon emissions by 2016.
20x16, otherwise known as our Environmental Sustainability Strategy, sets out our approach for achieving environmental sustainability and the key actions we are taking to reduce our carbon emissions and the impact our business has on the environment. And we also expect it to result in significant financial savings - meaning more money to spend on other things.
This strategy is a key part of our work to achieve homes and neighbourhoods we can all be proud of.
Our key achievements so far:
- We have developed new homes at Hamilton Court which meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the highest sustainability rating of any residential dwellings built in Bolton. The homes feature a range of sustainability features including a closed panel timber frame system, thermal solar hot water panels, PV panels, sustainably sourced timber, a communal allotment area and rain water collection butts
- The Technology Strategy Board has awarded us £134k to retrofit one of our existing homes. The project will see us implementing home energy efficiency solutions to significantly reduce carbon emissions and save money on fuel bills for its residents. We will work with the Energy Saving Trust to collect data from the retrofitted house and promote the benefits to others.
- We have installed an energy efficient biomass boiler at Paderborn Court and since 2007 we have replaced 18 communal boilers with new, more energy efficient technology.