DIO helps improve energy efficiency in military homes
The DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) has helped soldiers and their families at 3 army bases enjoy warmer homes and significantly lower energy bills after completing significant energy efficiency improvement work.
At Wilson Square, Warminster, DIO spent almost £6 million improving 62 three-bedroom houses. The houses are concrete frame design and had a very low energy-efficiency rating, but after their refurbishment they were up to the latest standard, saving their occupants around £400 on their bills.
The 45 pre-war brick houses at The Oval on Lulworth Camp in Wiltshire had wall cavities too small to insulate, so DIO spent £6.3 million to fully refurbish them, which included wall and floor insulation, Air Source Heat Pumps for primary heating and solar panels. The result is excellent modern facilities for service families, who are expected to save between £300 to £450 a year.
Air Commodore Ian Tolfts, DIO’s Head of Accommodation, commented: “This work has delivered a better quality of life for these service personnel and their families, who as well as having more comfortable and modern homes, will benefit from significantly lower fuel bills. As well as demonstrating DIO’s commitment to delivering a more efficient Defence estate and outstanding service for our forces, these projects also support the global need for energy efficiency and sustainability.”
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