SIG the Most Innovative Part in GGHT Top Award

SIG client, Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) have scooped a National Housing Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Refurbishment/Regeneration Project.

Award judges commented that the most innovative part of this project was the development of SIG smart energy share, which allows tenants to share generated energy. SIG smart energy share was developed in partnership with GGHT who have been endorsing the product since its inception. With no PV sharing system available on the open market, award judges recognised its capacity to benefit social housing residents especially those vulnerable families and individuals in danger of, or experiencing fuel poverty.

The multi-million pound Alders Green project beat off stiff competition from the likes of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes Village.

GGHT Chair, Roy Smith said: We are immensely proud to have won the award, which is the culmination of a long term project that has embraced new technology for the benefit of our residents. The Alder Green scheme has totally transformed the area and this award shows our commitment to investing in local communities in Warrington.

Cllr Kate Hannon, executive board member for leisure, community and culture at Warrington Borough Council, said: I’m delighted [this scheme’s] success has been recognised. Winning this award is a credit to all those who have been involved in bringing this scheme to life and I’m so pleased with the benefits it will bring to our residents.

The Housing Innovation Awards, now in its fourth year, celebrates that pioneering spirit and highlights examples on inventive and original schemes and services. The presentation ceremony was held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 18 February 2015.

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