Choosing activities

Community Energy Efficiency Toolkit

Choosing activities for your energy efficiency project

Some of the best community energy efficiency projects combine several different, complimentary activities to take their audiences on a journey towards installing energy efficiency measures and adopting energy efficient behaviours. What activities you choose to deliver will depend on what particular aims you wish to achieve and who your audience is. Based on the experiences of 11 community projects working under the Big Lottery Communities Living Sustainably programme Energy Saving Trust has developed the matrix below to help you choose activities for your project and a toolkit of resources to help you deliver them.

Each activity has its own section under the Energy Efficiency area of the Community Energy Hub.

  • Awareness-raising (See the ‘Communications and Engagement’ section of the Hub)
  • Advice surgeries (See the ‘Communications and Engagement’ section of the Hub)
  • Demonstration homes and open eco-homes
  • Home advice visits
  • Training and education
  • Energy action peer support groups (See the ‘Communications and Engagement’ section of the Hub)

Download the full 'Choosing activities' module of the Community Energy Efficiency Toolkit.

See the 'Getting started' area of the Hub for more information on project planning, monitoring and evaluation and setting up your group.


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