Here is a list of communities who have taken ownership of buildings and are taking measures to save energy. They employ methods such as demand side management, metering and monitoring as well as improving efficiency.


Projects

Community Home Energy Check

The Community Home Energy Check is a new online tool from Energy Saving Trust Foundation that aims to help communities give energy advice and track that impact of that advice. The tool provides a tailored report on how to save ...

Westmill Wind Farm

Westmill wind farm was the first in the South East of England and the first 100% community owned scheme in the UK. Rated at 6.5MW, its five turbines came online in February 2008. The wind farm produces low-carbon electricity in ...

Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset

CLS helps people living in Bridport, Dorchester and surrounding areas to adapt to climate change and live more sustainable lifestyles. It works specifically on: Community renewable energy - community owned solar PV on local schools and community buildings, and community ...

Energy saving communities - Barlby and Cridling Stubbs

We (Yorkshire Energy Doctor CIC) were awarded funding from Northern Powergrid's Community Energy Seed Fund in 2015 to deliver a package of energy saving advice to two communities in the Selby District of North Yorkshire - Barlby and Cridling Stubbs. ...

Whole House Retrofit - A Community Green Deal

Carbon Coop's unique Community Green Deal programme has worked with 12 owner occupiers around Greater Manchester to transform their homes in to high spec, '2050-standard' eco show houses, retrofitted to achieve emissions reductions of 80%. This DECC-funded project, working in ...

Sustainable retrofit of heritage homes

Making energy use more sustainable while also preserving our built heritage can prove tricky. About one fifth of England’s homes were built before 1919. England has nearly 1.1 million residential buildings in Conservation Areas, and an estimated 145,000 listed dwellings. ...

Communities Living Sustainably - Energy activity

"Communities Living Sustainably" is a Big Lottery programme supporting twelve local sustainability projects with a climate change theme across England. This project on the Community Energy Hub aims to share what those groups have learned in delivering local projects on ...

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12 11, 2015

Communities Living Sustainably - Energy activity

12:28 p.m.

Watch this space for the Community Energy Efficien