Case studies

We’ve delivered great results for our clients, funders, partners and householders. Our case studies explain how.

Community working achieves clean streets and increased recycling

The City of Edinburgh Council

We worked with the small community of Granton Medway, in north-west Edinburgh, to tackle litter and fly-tipping issues and low recycling rates.  Our approach Between January and March 2017 we engaged with the community by:

Local community shares ideas for a zero waste Leith

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland called for proposals for urban focused projects to work closely with the community to deliver transformational change to achieve Scotland’s national targets for zero waste.

Waste Wise Volunteers

Zero Waste Scotland

Changeworks received funding from Zero Waste Scotland to deliver the Volunteer and Community Advocate Programme in Edinburgh from 2015–2017.

Research informs best practice and policy recommendations for district heating

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Centre for Sustainable Energy

The UK government considers District, Community and Communal Heating (DCCH) to be one of the most favourable approaches to meeting the country’s heat demand while achieving carbon dioxide emissions savings1.

Heat heroes for families

ScottishPower Energy People Trust, Community Help and Advice Initiative

Heat Heroes for Families was a Changeworks project to provide practical support to over 350 Edinburgh families with children under age 16, living in or at risk of fuel poverty.

Warmer home for new mum

Energy Saving Trust

Rachel received a leaflet from the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust who are using windfarm

Affordable Warmth Team to the rescue

British Gas Energy Trust

Mrs D has severe rheumatoid arthritis which restricts her mobility, so she decided to invest all her savings in renovating her home in a single row of terrace cottages in rural East Lothian.

Retired couple save £455 on gas and electricity bills

Scottish Borders Housing Association, Scottish Government

As for many people, retired couple Janette and John Kent have seen their household energy bills go up in recent years.

Whole area approach benefits Niddrie Mill householders

City of Edinburgh Council, Manor Estates Housing Association

During 2015–16, we brought together the City of Edinburgh Council and Manor Estates Housing Association in a whole area approach to deliver a HEEPS: ABS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland:

Low Energy Apartment Futures identifies best practice for retrofit

European Commission (Intelligent Energy Europe programme), City of Edinburgh Council

With rising energy prices and international efforts to tackle climate change, improving the energy efficiency of homes is increasingly important across Europe. 

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