Sustainable energy firm Greendale tackling fuel poverty

Greendale, the specialist sustainable energy division of construction firm Southdale, is helping drive down household fuel bills.

It has started a project in Calderdale to deliver energy efficiency measures into homes in Park Ward which will be rolled out across the district.

Greendale directors Nick O'Connor and Mark Pickles

Greendale directors Nick O'Connor and Mark Pickles

A show house at Hornby Street is being used to illustrate what measures can help to reduce bills.

Greendale director Nick O’Connor said: “We are making a real effort to tackle fuel poverty by investing in upgrades to properties which will provide real benefits to residents in our home town.”

Ward Councillor Jenny Lynn said: “It is great that we have a specialist firm based in this area that is focussed on providing services that make a real difference to the lives of residents.

“Southdale has been employing local people for over 25 years and the new Greendale division provides an exciting opportunity not only for the company, but also for the area.“

As well as delivering Energy Company Obligation-funded work to existing homes, the new Greendale business will also lead Southdale’s first move into offering planned maintenance for home owners and landlords.

Greendale is led by Nick O’Connor and Mark Pickles, who have have more than two decades of experience in the market between them.

The pair have provided ECO enhancements and planned maintenance to 13,000 homes in Yorkshire.