Energy at Home service online
Advice website launched for Bath and North East Somerset residents
11 December 2014
“The Bath and North East Somerset Energy at Home Advice Service is now online with a brand new website. The website aims to provide free and impartial energy saving advice to residents as well as helping them to access funding and finance for energy saving improvements.” – Paul Winney, CSE.
Significant funding is available to Bath and North East Somerset residents (private renters and landlords included) through the scheme. Grants of up to £7,000 are available for solid wall insulation or up to £3,000 for any improvements suggested on a home energy assessment (such as a boiler upgrade, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, secondary glazing and many more).
To pay for an upgrade not eligible for grant funding, low cost home improvement loans from the council and green deal finance are available; the latter can be used to contribute to works that are partially grant-funded too. Further information can be found under ‘Ways to pay’.
For those who would like to promote the service, ‘The Hub’ has links to some useful downloads, including guidance on referring householders who could benefit from advice, a referral form and publicity materials to advertise the opportunities to local communities.
Another aspect of Energy at Home is training for builders, plumbers and electricians to deliver energy saving improvements and meet the increased demand. The scheme offers council subsidies for local businesses to become Green Deal accredited and attend sustainable construction courses. The various courses and accreditations are listed online.
There is a web form to enter enquiries (to which the Energy at Home Advice Service will respond within two working days) or if you’d like to get things underway, you can contact an advisor now by calling 0800 038 5680 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.