This is CSE's Home Energy Advice website, launched in 2013 and designed for the general public.
Over the past few years we have developed a range of websites and on-line resources for both professionals and the general public. Some of these sites are now closed, and the link will (should?!) take you to an archived site or a description of the project elsewhere on this website
Links to CSE project sites
Contains pages on all aspects of saving energy in the home, plus the popular 'tip-house', sections on grants available in Bristol and Somerset and renewable energy
This is a CSE initiative to share the resources we've found most useful to support communities taking action on energy. You can browse and download for free.
If you are involved in a community energy project – or looking to start one – then this site is designed for you.
The Source highlights our favourite resources – from reports to videos – produced specifically to help and inspire community energy projects across renewables, energy efficiency, demand reduction and fuel poverty.
Everything here has been tried and tested by us. And we’ve been selective; only our favourites are featured on The Source.
Launched June 2012.
OurGreenDeal seeks to help homeowners in Somerset who wish to improve their homes, make their heating more affordable and cut carbon emissions
Phase 1 was launched in March 2013. The upgraded site is due to be finished in May.
The National Heat Map is a web-based tool to support low-carbon energy projects, produced by CSE for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The National Heat Map
Launched in March 2012, the National Heat Map is a free and publicly accessible resource providing high-resolution maps of heat demand across England.
It aims to help local authorities, community groups and other users identify locations where heat distribution projects are most likely to make a difference – by cutting carbon emissions and reducing heating costs.
Read more about this project here.
PlanLoCaL (‘Planning for Low Carbon Living') is a three-year programme devised by CSE and designed to encourage greater public engagement with the planning process.
At the heart of this large project, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, is the recognition that, for communities to identify, plan for, and implement the best low-carbon solutions for their local area, they need various strands of support.
PlanLoCaL is a suite of resources including films, a resource pack and this website. Together they to support communities and groups that are 'planning for low-carbon living'.
The website was designed by 375, and went live in February 2011.
Making energy saving aspirational, the 100 Ideas House was one of CSE's most innovative and exciting projects. [This website is live, but no longer being updated.]
The 100 Ideas House is a life-size kitchen and living-room installation that shows how small energy-saving measures can be fitted into a normal and aspirational modern lifestyle. The website includes all the ideas, half of which were suggested by the public who visited the 100 Ideas House when it was on display in two Bristol shopping centres.
The project, including the accompanying website, was funded by Defra. Read the project profile here.
The website, which was designed by 375, went live in 2007 and is still on-line but not being updated.
This website was closed in 2013. It provided a wealth of information and resources to aid the decision-making of planners and councillors when faced with large and small-scale renewable energy developments.
The website was developed by CSE and arose out of feedback from more than 1,000 attendees to an on-going series of workshops on renewable energy for councillors and planning officers.
Launched in 2009, it was funded by the DTI (now DECC).
The website for Our Big Energy Challenge, a work-place energy saving campaign in Bath. [This website is live, but no longer being updated.]
This site was the public face of a successful £0.75m campaign to cut the energy use of Bath's public sector organisations by 10%. It features the popular and much-copied energy-awareness slideshow, plus some great photography by Marcus Ginns (marcusginnsphotography.co.uk). Read the project profile here.
Launched in 2006, the site is still on-line but no longer being updated.
Pinpointing areas of the capital suitable for community heating systems.
The London Heat Map is a publicly accessible on-line resource that identifies opportunities for decentralised energy projects in London by providing spatial intelligence on factors such as major energy consumers, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, energy supply plants, heat density etc.
Read the project profile here.
The website was funded by the Greater London Authority and went live in 2009.
This region-wide GIS heat-demand map for the south west models heat demand down to the individual building scale, based on a range of datasets.
The heat map provides local authorities and local project developers in the south west with a detailed understanding of existing heat demand in their areas. This enables them to scope meaningful opportunities to use low carbon and renewable heat technologies – avoiding the need for the individual commissioning of local heat demand assessments for their areas.
Commissioned by Regen SW and built in partnership with Geofutures.