Climate comfort enhanced in homes thanks to generous donation

5 Mar 2020

Three Access Housing homes have benefited from thermal roof insulation recently supplied and installed free of charge courtesy of Australian Insulation Foundation and CSBP.

Australian Insulation Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to connecting with low-income Australians living in social housing and providing them with free thermal insulation. The foundation was successful in securing one of two annual $2,000 community investment project grants from CSBP, which was used to supply and install insulation free of charge to three Access Housing homes within the cities of Rockingham and Kwinana.

Insulation is a heat flow barrier and helps keep homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter. In doing so, it helps lower energy usage and costs for warming and cooling homes and has resulting environmental benefits that come from reduced energy use.

Access Housing General Manager Property Assets Duane Moroney said the generously supplied insulation would greatly benefit residents living in the homes.

“Access Housing is committed to ensuring our properties are comfortable for our highly valued tenants and is similarly committed to working with charitable, philanthropic and business partners to enhance the livability of our homes to benefit residents,” Mr Moroney said.

“On behalf of the benefiting households and Access Housing, I extend my thanks to AIF and CSBP for their generosity.”

Australian Insulation Foundation Chief Executive Officer Stephen King said his organisation was delighted to assist Access Housing and tenants.

“Australian Insulation Foundation exists to make a difference, not a profit,” Mr King said.

“Our provision of insulation to Access Housing homes is in line with our vision to provide free thermal insulation for tenants residing in social housing, both in rural and urban areas.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to CSBP for their financial support of this project and to Access Housing for working with us to assist some of their tenants.”

General Manager Ammonia/AN CSBP Ryan Hair said, “We’ve been part of the Kwinana and Rockingham community for over 50 years and over half of our employees live locally. CSBP is committed to contributing to the success of our community and it’s heartening that we are able to support this important initiative that benefits those most in need.”

For more information about AIF, please visit https://www.aifwa.org.au/.

For more information about CSBP’s Community Grants Program, please visit http://www.wescef.com.au/community/sponsorships.