Our energy efficiency service works with schools, charities, community organisations and households to help them to save energy and money
Our work helping community buildings and schools to save energy started back in 2011 when the charity was set up. Over the last few years our team has visited Linden Hall, Mortlake Hall, The Greenwood Centre, Elleray Hall, MIND (Twickenham), Off the Record, OSO Barnes, Kew Community Centre, Third Whitton Scouts, Kingston Environment Centre, The Woodfield Project and various schools in Kingston and Ealing.
Since 2012 we have also been visiting households that need help particularly focusing on those in fuel poverty and conducting over 450 energy visits. The average visit saves a household and estimated £111 per year and also saves 413kg of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
We work with local community groups, housing associations and others to promote our services. This is one of the keys to our success with community based energy saving projects because, although help is free, people are much more likely to take an interest if encouraged by someone whom they trust. In Autumn 2021 we are beginning an exciting new project called South West London Energy Advice Partnership (SWLEAP). We will be working with partners CREW Energy to provide an energy advice service to vulnerable energy consumers across the London Boroughs of Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth funded by Energy Saving Trust. We hope to carry out home energy visits but will also be offering advice by telephone, online via Zoom, by email at at energy stalls in community buildings.
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