Welcome to REECH

REECH (Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing) was a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded Initiative aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the most deprived communities in Merseyside and Halton.  It ran from January 2011 until 31st December 2015.

The project fitted energy efficient technologies to houses, mostly those owned by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).  Fitting these technologies reduces the amount of carbon that the residents produce. 

The REECH Initiative installed the following low carbon technologies:

  • External and internal wall insulation
  • Air source ground pumps
  • Gas saver boilers
  • Solar water heating systems
  • Passive and mechanical ventilation
  • LED lighting
  • Triple glazing
  • Voltage optimisers
  • Floor insulation

For further information about the REECH Initiative phone 0151 934 2734 or email at regen@sefton.gov.uk



REECH Dissemination Event

REECH celebrated their successes at a special event on Thursday 18th June 2015 at Merseyside Maritime Museum.   Attendees included representatives from local authories, registered housing providers, funding agencies and business.  Presentations at the event fell into 3 categories; celebration, lessons learned and the way forward.


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Properties improved 

Over its lifetime the REECH Initiative refurbished 3,375 homes with a range of measures to make them more energy efficient. 



Carbon savings 

The technologies fitted during the REECH Initiative will save 188,000 tonnes of carbon over the lifetime of the measures.







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Where Does The Heat Go?


  • 25% through the roof
  • 35% though walls
  • 10% through the windows
  • 15% from doors
  • 15% into the ground
Top Tip: Plug it up

Plug up those draughty gaps and holes around the home with products like silicone sealant for cracks in skirting boards, a chimney draught excluder and door brushes for the gaps underneath the doors.