On average, we are all spending more than £1000 per household on energy. Most of this is lost to our economy and paid out to the national energy companies.
We have an opportunity to work together, as a community, to reduce our energy spending. We can increase energy efficiency in our homes and look at ways we can generate heat and power for the benefit of our communities.
Support for Householders, Businesses and Others
For free support in your area get in touch with your local community energy organisation. You’ll find their contact details here
If your area isn’t covered by a community energy group, you can apply directly to the Local Energy Advice Partnership for a free home visit via Cosy Devon
Staying Warm and Well in Winter
As the cold weather sets in there are a number of practical measures we can all take to make sure we stay well and warm through the winter. Find out more in our blog here
If you’re concerned that you’re not able to heat your home enough and/or your energy costs are difficult to manage, please get in touch with your local community energy organisation – their experience energy advisors will be able to help you. You can find their contact details here
You may also be eligible for a free home energy visit. Find out more here
Get a free energy assessment for your home
The Government are encouraging householders to undertake an assessment of their properties. This is to gain an understanding of the best energy reduction options for their property.
There are a number of different assessment types. We have prepared an Energy Assessors Information Sheet to provide a more clear understanding.
Energy Advice Leaflets and Videos
Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings
Part L of the Building Regulations seeks to improve the energy efficiency of all buildings. For existing buildings, including historic buildings and those of traditional construction, this means reducing heat losses wherever possible without damaging their special character or compromising their performance.
Historic England has produced a fully illustrated guide to help prevent conflicts between the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.
DIY Secondary Glazing
“Beat the drafts, keep cosy and cut your bills”Ashburton Futures
If you want to make your home more efficient, but can’t get double or triple glazing, you can get something called secondary glazing. Ashburton Futures have developed a method which is supported by Dartmoor National Park Authority. Download the DIY Secondary Glazing Guide.
Draught Busting and Secondary Glazing Manual
“Comprehensive draught proofing can reduce bills by up to 20%.”Harbertonford Energy Savers project
Here you will find another resource for making your home draft-free. Our Energy Savers draught busting and secondary glazing manual can be downloaded here: Draught Busting and DIY Secondary Glazing Manual Feb 2014.