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Energy and the built environment

Energy Saving Trust

Information and advice on home energy efficiency measures to keep your home warm whilst reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills.

Energy Saving Trust

Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty is a serious and complicated issue, which energy suppliers are helping to tackle in a number of ways.

Visit our webpage on Fuel poverty

Help on energy costs is also available via cost of living crisis support.

Help with the rising costs of living

UK Green Building Council

The UKGBC aims to improve the sustainability of the built environment, by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.

UK Green Building Council

Report: UK housing: Fit for the future?

This report aims to assess the measures that need to be adopted in the housing sector to both manage climate change impacts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Committee on Climate Change - Housing Fit For The Future (PDF) [4MB]

OVESCO

A community organisation in East Sussex that creates community owned renewable energy projects, and offers an energy champion service providing free retrofitting advice to homeowners and  household energy bill help and advice to all residents.

OVESCO

Great British Insulation Scheme

On the 14 September 2023, the government launched the £1 billion Great British Insulation Scheme to help some families insulate their homes. Families in lower council tax bands with less energy-efficient homes will be offered upgrades such as roof, loft or cavity wall insulation. Use an online checker for the Great British Insulation Scheme to find out if you are eligible

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

You can get one grant per property. Current grants are available for: £7,500 towards an air source heat pump, £7,500 towards a ground source heat pump (including water source heat pumps and those on shared ground loops), £5,000 towards a biomass boiler

Apply for a boiler upgrade scheme

Decarbonising Our Council Housing Report

Summary of groundbreaking research on retrofitting and decarbonising council owned homes at scale.

Decarbonising our Housing Stock: Roadmap for 2030 zero carbon