Project portfolio

At any one time we're working on up to 60 projects for a range of clients and funders. All contribute to our core charitable objectives of tackling the threat of climate change and ending the misery of cold homes. Here is a selection of our best work ...

Featured projects

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Urban Community Energy Fund

Application support for community groups

B&NES Energy at Home

CSE runs advice service for B&NES Council's new energy scheme

Bristol Green Capital Energy Action Group

CSE and Bristol Energy Network head up Green Capital subgroup

Home Energy Upgrade referral programme

Helping all of Bristol & Somerset access the full range of retrofit offers

Climate change and social justice: an evidence review

Are poorer UK communities treated fairly when it comes to climate change?

Youth Community Energy Catalysts

Young people strengthening the community energy movement

Renewables in the Rural Landscape: workshops for schools

Engaging sixth formers with renewable energy issues

The National Household Model

DECC's new computer model of the whole GB housing stock

The Energy Six Pack

Six weeks to change people’s energy use?

Less is More

A community-based approach to energy demand management

Bristol Tenants' Energy Advice

A specialised service for council tenants

Somali energy advice videos

Helping Somali speakers understand home energy issues

The Home Energy Upgrade

Insulating the south west with ECO funding

Evaluating the Energy Company Obligation

Is ECO meeting its targets and providing value for money?

Identifying consumer archetypes for Ofgem

Moving beyond the 'average consumer' when analysing the impacts of energy policy

WISH 2013-2016

Fuel poverty help and advice for vulnerable Somerset residents

The Home Energy Team

A free, local and impartial advice service from CSE

Fuel and poverty, beyond the theory

Gathering an evidence base for UK anti-poverty strategies

Coping with Cold

Films to help professionals tackle fuel poverty

Green Open Homes

A national network for low carbon open homes events

Generating value from smart meter data

Making the most of the smart meter roll-out

The distribution of UK household CO2 emissions

A study of the likely social distributional impacts of UK Government energy and climate change policies

Bristol Switch & Save

Together for a better energy deal

Our Green Deal in Somerset

Getting the Green Deal up and running

Bristol Home Energy Upgrade

A retrofit programme to trial the Green Deal

Smart and happy meters

How can consumers learn to love (or at least engage with) their smart meters?

Helping communities make the most of the Green Deal

Building on the successful PlanLoCaL approach

The National Heat Map

New web-based tool to support low-carbon energy projects

Supporting bids to the Local Energy Assessment Fund

CSE services were procured by 20 community groups who were awarded funding from the Government's £10m fund

Western Power Distribution Community Chest

£50,000 for communities in the Midlands, the South West and South Wales to reduce their energy use

PlanLoCaL: Low Carbon Bath

Preserving heritage and tackling climate change are not mutually exclusive

'You just have to get by'

A study of the coping strategies of low-income households in Great Britain

PlanLoCaL: overview

Giving communities the knowledge and confidence to influence local planning policy and contribute to a low-carbon future

Feasibility studies for the Community Sustainable Energy Programme

Assessing the potential for low-carbon measures in community buildings

What makes a good home energy display?

Exploring consumer preferences for energy display designs

Warm Streets

Tackling cold homes and carbon emissions across Somerset

100 Ideas House

Communicating the issues of climate change and energy use

Universal Credit and reducing energy costs

Helping tenants to budget monthly and switch their meters

The Housing Assessment Model

Modelling Green Deal and ECO opportunities for the South West of England

Keep Warm in Bristol

Providing advice and training to support older people and families with young children living in deprivation

Green Communities

Promoting and supporting community-based energy projects with a major national programme

Bristol city-wide sustainable energy study

Establishing the evidence base for planning a low carbon future

Warming Bristol Communities

Helping disadvantaged members of Bristol's minority ethnic communities at risk of fuel debt

Local Carbon Management Matrix

Helping local authorities understand their influence on carbon emissions

Our Big Energy Challenge

Achieving a 10% reduction in energy consumption among public sector organisations in Bath
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