This week on our social media channels we’ve been exploring some of the opportunities for the housing sector to reduce energy waste, household energy bills & carbon emissions.
We shared an episode of We Are England which follows landlords Scott & Cameron as they explore how to improve energy efficiency for their tenants. We also shared a free webinar “Introduction to net zero in Real Estate and Construction” hosted by Planet Mark on 29/11/22.
Low Carbon Dorset has been able to support social & private landlords to invest in energy-saving & renewable energy measures in Dorset homes. However, not all projects are eligible for our support, and we cannot directly support individual households. So, we wanted to point you to some other places where you can explore this topic further & find support.
Below you can find links to some schemes & resources we are aware of, please click on the links in green font to find out more:
For landlords and other housing professionals:
- BCP Council’s landlord relations team can provide advice on your responsibilities and any support available to improve property standards.
- Dorset Council have similar advice for landlords, including a new ‘Energy Rating Improver’ tool and bitesize training videos on energy efficiency.
- The Green Home Finance Accelerator, launched by the UK Government, offers funding for green finance products which encourage energy efficiency and low carbon heating retrofits in the owner-occupied and private rented sectors.
- The Social Housing Decarbonisation Scheme provides government funding for energy performance measures in social homes in England.
- Energy Saving Trust’s guide helps landlords meet minimum standards, and help their tenants save energy and money.
- Apply for free technical advice from Low Carbon Dorset to explore energy efficiency & renewable energy opportunities for your business/organisation.
For residents, tenants, & homeowners:
- Healthy Homes Dorset offers free and impartial energy advice for Dorset residents, you may also be able to access funding for some measures depending on whether you meet their criteria.
- Cost of Living Help is available on both Dorset Council and BCP Council websites, working with Citizen’s Advice each council has brought together information and support for their residents on a range of household costs, including energy.
- Simple Energy Advice is a government endorsed advice service, they have information on how to make your home greener and funding available.
- Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation through which you can access advice on energy and carbon saving options for your home.
We will continue gathering any information & tips we find on this topic to share with you in the future. Please let us know if you have any resources to add to our list!