Energy use in our homes and workplaces accounts for a large proportion of our carbon emissions and our impact on the environment.
Within Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding villages, many of our homes and business properties have the potential to be more efficient, make more use of renewable energy and potentially save us money on our bills from heating, lighting and cooking.
Our group works with local and district councils, as well as independent groups and local businesses to promote solutions that can help you reduce energy use at home and work, generate clean energy sources and generally ensure our community is more energy-efficient and resilient to the effects of climate change.
Things you can do right now:
- Check out our article which tries to answer common questions about retrofit, solar and air source heat pumps
- Switch to a green energy provider (Which? have a great guide to finding one)
- Ensure you have sufficient loft insulation (Severn Wye Energy Agency offer free, independent and local home energy advice and access to funding initiatives that can help you improve your home for less)
- Dry clothes outside
- Cook with lids on pans
- Turn electrical items and lights off when you leave a room
- If you have one, charge your EV at a time when energy use is lower
Retrofit - what on earth is it and what does it mean for my home?
With energy bills rising significantly alongside the need to decarbonise our homes, we take a look at three key factors that might help us: retrofit, solar and air source heat pumps.
Home energy directory
Our team pulled together a Home energy directory, giving details of all the services available locally (some with funding) that can help you reduce energy use in your home.