Energy efficiency

Our energy efficiency service works with households in fuel poverty to help them to save energy and money

 

An energy advisor at work

 

Habitats & Heritage has been visiting households that need help since 2012, particularly focusing on those in fuel poverty and conducting over 450 energy visits. The average visit saves a household an estimated £111 per year and also saves 413kg of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

In Autumn 2021 we began an exciting new project called South West London Energy Advice Partnership.  We are 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 carry out home energy visits but also offer advice by telephone, online via Zoom, by email and at energy stalls in community buildings.

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.

Another aspect of our energy work has been helping community buildings and schools to save energy. This work started back in 1999 as the Zero Waste INitiative (ZWIN), part of another charity that merged with one of Habitats & Heritage predecessors. 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.

Click here to check out our useful tips for cutting back on energy and water consumption!

For more information about our energy service email our Co-ordinator Susan on susan@habitatsandheritage.org.uk.