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Greener Future for Brunswick Road and HMS

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Greener Future for Brunswick Road and HMS

Posted: 26 April 2024

With contractors and construction companies reviewing their processes in a bid to become greener and help support the national move towards sustainable development, HMS is celebrating becoming a PAS2030 accredited installer and completing retrofitting works for Torus Housing Group at Brunswick Road in Liverpool.

Brunswick Road saw HMS completely refurbish the existing building – which was not only outdated, but no longer as energy efficient as it could be – and install Solar PV panels, external wall insulation and address structural challenges that will help reduce residents' energy usage going forward.

Part funded through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), Brunswick Road is one of 12 Torus retrofit projects and is the first scheme of its kind HMS has completed through the funding and is an exemplar of how effective retrofitting works can be in improving the energy efficiency of a building and ensuring it is fit for the future. Supporting HMS to achieve PAS2030, Brunswick Road has now become a quality mark for the team's ability to install eco-friendly materials and fixtures.

Discussing HMS’ latest accreditation, Managing Director, Paul Worthington, said: “I am incredibly proud of the steps we are taking as an organisation to become a greener contractor and of officially becoming a PAS2030 accredited provider. Brunswick Road is a landmark moment in not only how we will approach retrofitting projects, but regionally too as the first SHDF project we have handed over in Liverpool.

“For HMS, it is incredibly important to take proactive steps to becoming as sustainable as possible when undertaking projects like this and Brunswick Road is a splendid example of how we can use more innovative materials and processes. I look forward to seeing how we continue to develop as a greener contractor to offer an even wider range of services when the technology is available.”

Torus Head of Asset Investment, Mike Austin, added: “It was great to work together with HMS to help improve our customers' homes and make them fit for the future. But it is not just about bricks and mortar, it is also about improving lives. These works will help people reduce energy usage and reduce heat loss from homes which is incredibly important, with the continuing cost-of-living crisis.”

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